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Putin on restoration of transport routes between Azerbaijan and Armenia

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The restoration of trade and economic ties and transport routes in Karabakh is the most important component of post-conflict reconstruction in the region and the development of Armenia, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, Interfax reports.

'We have things to talk about in terms of building bilateral relations and, needless to say, we need to discuss the most pressing problem which is normalising the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh and related matters,' said the Russian leader during conversation with Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan.

'I am not going to list all the things that go into bilateral relations, or talk about the degree of depth of our relations, which are of a truly strategic nature. I will not list the international platforms on which we cooperate, either. Still, I believe it is important to mention that 40 percent of all capital investment in the Armenian economy comes from Russia,' said Vladimir Putin.

'Of course, the possibility of restoring trade and economic ties as well as transport routes in the region, so that Armenia can enjoy more opportunities for growth is the most important matter. I believe this is crucial,' said the Russian president.

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