Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan of Armenia is paying a two-day official visit to Russia at Russian Premier Dmitry Medvedev’s invitation.
As press service of the Government of Russia reported, opening the meeting Medvedev noted that despite the international situation, changes in energy prices and a number of other economic aspects, “goods turnover is stable, but import from Armenia to Russia increased by 70% during the last year.”
According to him, “this was the consequence of accession of Armenia to the Eurasian Union and strengthening of our economic relations.”
Bilateral trade between Russia and Armenia in January-October of last year made $1,033 billion. Russian export decreased by 14.6%, but import from Armenia grew 2.1 times to 314 million.
The two sides prepared documents for signing, which, as Medvedev expects, will develop direction for cooperation of between two countries: “I hope that it will promote development of commercial ties,” Russian Prime Minister said.
According to Karapetyan, the intergovernmental meeting will become a good opportunity to discuss urgent directions of the Russian-Armenian cooperation.
“I want to assure that our delegation arrived with very positive business spirit. Traditionally, the agenda of the Armenian-Russian relations is very expanded”, he stated noting that the Armenian delegation has a number of new offers which will help to broadencooperation with Moscow.