The Armenian President thanked Russian border guards for border security

The President of Armenia Armen Sargsyan during a visit to one of the units of border guard of FSB of the Russian Federation in the Republic thanked Russian border guards for their honest service, reported Monday RIA Novosti in the press service of the Armenian leader.

As noted in the press service, during the visit, held at the end of last week, the head of border guard of FSB of Russia in Armenia, Lieutenant-General Roman Golubitskiy reported on the situation on the border, operational activities of the border guards, cooperation with residents of border villages and Armenian colleagues.

"Border Department of the FSB of Russia in Armenia has successfully fulfilled its tasks," - quoted the press service quoted Sargsyan. The President also "thanked the guards for their dedicated service and wished them success".

"Sargsyan noted that at the state border, waving the national flags of Armenia and Russia are a symbol of our friendly and allied relations based on mutual trust", - stated in the message.

Also representatives of the President stated that the Armenian leader, along with his wife Nune Sargsyan visited the village nor Shen, overlooking the ruins of the medieval Armenian capital Ani, situated in the territory of modern Turkey. "They have talked with the only resident of the village, grandma Aandacht", - said the press service.

The system of protection of the state border of Armenia with Turkey and Iran is completely preserved since Soviet times. The Armenian leadership believes that the Russian border guards, along with the Russian military base, an important component of national security of the Republic. Border Department of the FSB of Russia in Armenia consists of four border detachment in Gyumri, Armavir, Artashat and Meghri, and a separate checkpoint at Yerevan international airport "Zvartnots". The maintenance of Russian border guards in Armenia (their number is about 4.5 thousand people) is provided by the governments of both countries.