Under the leadership of Deputy Prime Ministers of Armenia and Russia Mher Grigoryan and Alexey Overchuk, the IX Forum "Armenian-Russian Cooperation: New Challenges and Opportunities" was held in Yerevan on Monday.
Grigoryan and Overchuk spoke at the event.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Russian President Vladimir Putin sent messages in connection with the organization of the forum.
"Interregional cooperation between Armenia and Russia plays an important role in the development of an allied strategic partnership between our countries, contributing to further expanding the potential of bilateral cooperation," Pashinyan said in his message.
"Inter-regional cooperation has traditionally been a significant component of Russian-Armenian relations. Subjects of the Russian Federation and Armenian regions actively cooperate in economic, social, scientific, humanitarian and other areas, successfully implementing major joint projects and initiatives," Putin's message reads.
At the end of the Forum the Deputy Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure of Armenia Vache Terteryan and the Deputy Minister of Economic Development of Russia Dmitry Volvach signed an action plan of interregional cooperation between the RA Government and the RF Cabinet of Ministers in 2022-2027.
The session was followed by roundtable discussions on the following topics: "Digital Cooperation between Armenia and Russia", "Development of Tourism Potential", "Humanitarian Cooperation between Armenian Provinces and Russian Regions" and "Cooperation between Logistics, Finance and Investments under Present Conditions".