The meeting was chaired by the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia and his Armenian counterpart Vahe Ghazaryan.

Kolokoltsev said that the criminal situation in the territories of the two countries remains under control.

"In Russia, the number of illegal acts against Armenian citizens decreased by almost 15% last year, and by 18% this year," he said.

The Minister said that there is still a need to expand bilateral cooperation in the current conditions. He explained that this is primarily due to the presence of such criminal challenges as international terrorism, transnational and cybercrime, illegal migration, drug and arms trafficking.

"With all the differences in the operational situation in Russia and Armenia, these types of illegal encroachments pose a threat to both states. The key functions to neutralize it are implemented by our departments, "Kolokoltsev said.

He said that last year and in the first half of 2023, the Russian police discovered more than 550 criminals who were wanted by Armenian colleagues.

Following the event, Kolokoltsev and Ghazaryan signed the decisions of the Joint Board of the Ministries of Internal Affairs of Russia and Armenia, as well as the work plan of the board for the next period.

Earlier it was reported that the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia arrived in Yerevan on an official visit.