OREANDA-NEWSThe issue of reducing the tariff for Russian gas is important for Armenia, negotiations with Moscow in this direction continue. This was announced on Monday during a briefing in parliament by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic Zohrab Mnatsakanyan.

“The issue of gas is extremely important for us. We will continue discussions with our Russian colleagues”, said the head of the country's foreign ministry. According to Mnatsakanyan, Armenia and Russia have strategic relations and a rich bilateral agenda. “Of course, there are some issues that we are discussing in the framework of our strategic relations”, he added.

In late March, Armenian Deputy Prime Minister Mher Grigoryan sent a letter to the head of Gazprom Alexei Miller with a proposal to start new negotiations on reducing gas prices due to the worsening economic situation associated with the spread of the new coronavirus.

Gazprom is the only gas supplier to consumers in Armenia. Gas supplier to the domestic market of the country is Gazprom Armenia. Since January 1, 2019, the price of Russian gas for Armenia has increased from $ 150 to $ 165 per 1,000 cubic meters.