Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Saturday received a Russian governmental delegation led by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

The avenues for the development and deepening of cooperation between Armenia and Russia were discussed at the talk.

Also, reference was made to the direct humanitarian assistance being provided to Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh), as well as to the exchange of the bodies of the casualties and of the POWs, the measures toward the preservation of the Armenian cultural heritage in Artsakh, and the importance of the consistency of these measures was stressed.

Referring to Turkey’s role in maintaining the ceasefire in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone, Russian FM Lavrov stressed that the respective Russian-Turkish monitoring center will operate exclusively remotely.

The parties exchanged views also on the military-political situation in the region and cooperation on its stabilization.

Armenian PM Pashinyan underscored the need for the resumption of normal life in Artsakh and the return of Artsakh Armenians to their homes, noting that the government of Armenia will implement consistent programs with the Artsakh government to restore infrastructure and housing in Artsakh.

Today, RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan also met with Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu. After the meeting, the Russian Defense Minister left for Baku.