“We especially appreciate the fact that you have arrived in Armenia at this difficult time” - PM attends opening session of EAEU Intergovernmental Council meeting
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Chaired by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council is holding a regular meeting at K. Demirchyan Sports and Concert Complex in Yerevan.
Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EAEC) Mikhail Myasnikovich, RF Premier Mikhail Mishustin, Belarus Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko, and Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin have arrived in Yerevan to attend the meeting. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Alikbek Jekshenkulov participated on behalf of the Kyrgyz Republic.
Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan met the guests at K. Demirchyan Sports and Concert Complex. A ceremonial video session was held, followed by a narrow-format meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council. Armenia’s Prime Minister addressed the event with greeting remarks, in which he stated:
“Dear Heads of Government,
I welcome all of you to this regular meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council, which is being held in Armenia.
Unfortunately, the Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic was unable to come to Armenia to participate in today’s meeting. We have to hold the meeting in his absence. I wish the friendly people of Kyrgyzstan peace and harmony, and a speedy settlement of the political situation in the country.
Today’s sitting is taking place in difficult times for Armenia. For two weeks now, fighting has been raging on all the way along the Line of Contact in Nagorno-Karabakh with the use of all types of modern weaponry.
Towns and villages, civilian facilities and infrastructure have been under heavy artillery shelling in Nagorno-Karabakh and in the Republic of Armenia.
We have suffered numerous casualties and injuries, including among the civilian population. However, I assure you that despite all these difficulties, our people are consolidated as never before with the firm resolve to stand up to the last in defending our freedom and independence.
I would like to thank the members of all delegations for coming to Armenia at this difficult time. Rest assured that it is especially valuable for us.
I wish us all fruitful work and constructive debates for the sake of integration, to the benefit of our Union. Thank you.”
An enlarged meeting is to be held as part of the Yerevan meeting of the EAEU Intergovernmental Council.