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Nikol Pashinyan makes statement following Supreme Eurasian Economic Council meeting


Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan is in the Republic of Kazakhstan on a working visit. On May 29, the Prime Minister attended the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in Nur-Sultan.

After the meeting, Prime Minister Pashinyan made a statement for the media.

“Dear media representatives,
Dear Tigran Surenovich,

We have completed the proceedings of the summit of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council. Today we discussed a wide range of issues; we practically made decisions and reached agreements on all agenda items.

This is a jubilee summit. Twenty five years have passed since the idea of Eurasian integration was proposed, and five years after the signing of the agreement on Eurasian Economic Union’s establishment.

This is a symbolic date, and the Nur-Sultana summit was just held on this symbolic occasion. Of course, there are some issues on the agenda that still need to be agreed and clarified, but we stated that we will continue to work together on these issues.

As I noted in my speech, it is crucial now, and especially it is important for Armenia to broaden the scope of EAEU’s foreign economic relations. Negotiations are underway with Singapore, Egypt, Serbia, Israel and India.

I find it an important direction, because it will actually expand the opportunities for businesses operating in the EAEU-member countries. It is crucial for us to show political will to work in all these areas. Today we instructed the Eurasian Economic Commission to step up work in the aforementioned areas.

We hope that this year we will be able to sign at least two agreements between the EAEU and partner countries. Efforts will be continued in this direction.

I think that the Summit can be assessed as quite successful, and we can continue to work in the same spirit.”

Another statement was issued by Eurasian Economic Commission Chairman Tigran Sargsyan.

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