(AGENPARL) – MOSCA mar 21 giugno 2022
The prime ministers met on the sidelines of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council meeting.
Excerpts from the
Mikhail Mishustin: Greetings,
Mr Pashinyan! I have fond memories of our previous meeting in Moscow during your official visit. First of
all, allow me to convey the best wishes and cordial welcome of President of the
Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.
I would like stress again that we cherish our special relations with brotherly Armenia.
This year marks 30 years of our diplomatic relations and 25 years of the Treaty
of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance.
Russia is Armenia’s major foreign trade
partner and investor in its economy. Bilateral trade in January through April
went up by 30 percent and exceeded $890 million. I think there is more room for
it to grow. Russian capital investments exceeded $2 billion, and I think there
is also room for growth. And of course, it is important for Russian investors
to build up their investments in Armenia,
Large Russian companies operate
in oil and gas, transport and other industries such as mining and digital
technologies. We expect that Armenia
will continue to create comfortable conditions for Russian companies or
companies with Russian participation. We are interested in expanding bilateral
cooperation and in creating new production facilities and jobs. We suggest that
joint projects be launched more actively in various sectors, primarily in
industry, energy, transport and digitisation. These issues are under the
permanent supervision of our intergovernmental commission, co-chaired by Alexei
Overchiuk on our part. Under the Government’s decision all restrictions have
been lifted on Armenian nationals’ entry into Russia via surface
transport. We hope tourist flows recover or even increase shortly. I
believe it has a great meaning for Armenia’s
We also give special focus to
unblocking economic and transport links in the South Caucasus in accordance
with the agreements reached by the leaders of Russia,
Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Energetic practical work is ongoing within the trilateral task force co-chaired
by deputy prime ministers, it just had its regular meeting at the St Petersburg
We are meeting on the sidelines
of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council meeting. Both Russia and Armenia advocate the deepening of
Eurasian integration based on four freedoms – freedom of movement for capital,
labour, services and goods. We are taking joint steps in the union to minimise
the repercussions of sanctions by unfriendly states. Our decisions ensure
stability in the EAEU economies and stability in commodity markets, and help decrease dependency on imported products
in different areas. Mr Pashinyan, you have the floor.
More to be pasted soon…