Sarkisian Discusses Collaboration with Eurasian Economic Commission

Armenian President Serzh Sarkisan meets with the Eurasian Economic Commission in Yerevan on May 20
Armenian President Serzh Sarkisan meets with the Eurasian Economic Commission in Yerevan on May 20

Armenian President Serzh Sarkisan meets with the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council and the Eurasian Economic Commission in Yerevan on May 20

YEREVAN (ArmRadio)—Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian received today members of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council and Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission, Tigran Sargsyan, who arrived in Yerevan to participate in the regular sitting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council.

Sarkisian voiced confidence that the first sitting of the Commission in Armenia would be productive. “We all have joined the Eurasian Economic Union, proceeding from our economic interests. It is important for the adopted decisions to be tangible to the business environment, consumers of all goods and services. I think the most important here is the elimination of technical obstacles that hamper the free transportation of goods and services and diminish the economic efficiency of economic processes,” Sarkisian said.

The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, the country presiding over the Eurasian Economic Union, briefed the Armenian President on the issues on the meeting’s agenda.

Sargsyan presented the perspectives of cooperation between the EEU and other integration unions and separate countries.

He also emphasized the importance of the security component in the further development of economies of EEU member states and presented the latest developments in the Karabakh issue.

The President also met with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who arrived in Yerevan to participate in the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council sitting, as well.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian

Medvedev, expressed gratitude for hosting the meeting of the EEU Intergovernmental Council in Armenia and voiced confidence that the member countries would reach agreements necessary for boosting their economies.

In addition, Sarkisian briefed Medvedev on the results of the Vienna discussions. “We’ve reached an agreement on the monitoring of ceasefire violations and implementing methods of investigation of border incidents. We’re ready to do our best to stop the ceasefire violation, and I do hope that the Foreign Ministers of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairing countries will be consistent in mediating the two parties,” he said.

He said Russia is closely following the developments in the Karabakh conflict zone and doing the utmost to help settle the current situation.

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