Armenian Prime Minister and Russian Deputy Prime Minister discuss economic and trade relations

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December 22, 2021 – 2:51 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Alexei Overchuk met on Wednesday (December 22) in Yerevan to discuss bilateral economic and trade relations between the two countries.

Armenian Deputy Prime Minister Mher Grigoryan and Russian Ambassador to Armenia Sergei Kopirkin attended the meeting. The interdepartmental delegation headed by the Russian Deputy Prime Minister is in Yerevan for the session of the Armenian-Russian Intergovernmental Commission for Economic Cooperation.

Welcoming the guests, Prime Minister Pashinyan underlined the holding of the 20th session of the Intergovernmental Commission for Economic Cooperation between the Republic of Armenia and the Russian Federation and wished the work of the Commission every success.

The Russian Deputy Prime Minister thanked for the welcome and stressed that the bilateral contacts have been quite intensive this year: a number of trade missions, representatives of Russian companies have visited Armenia, which are very interested in working in Armenia.

Nikol Pashinyan and Alexei Overchuk discussed issues related to the agenda of Armenian-Russian cooperation and economic relations. The interlocutors referred to the 2021 bilateral trade turnover volumes and noted with satisfaction the growth in this direction. The parties underlined the joint efforts to develop trade and economic cooperation, investment and the full realization of the existing potential in the sphere.

The sides exchanged views on the prospects for the restoration of transport communications in the South Caucasus and the activities of the trilateral working group headed by the Deputy Prime Ministers of Armenia, Russia and Azerbaijan.

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