Armenia's turnover with EEU member states on the rise, Serzh Sargsyan says at presidential summit

12:05 • 12.10.17



Below is Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan’s speech delivered at the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council


Dear members of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council,


Dear participants of the meeting!


First of all, I wish to once again thank Vladimir Putin for inviting and organizing today’s summit. I also want to thank our Kyrgyz colleagues for Kyrgyzstan’s chairmanship in the Eurasian Union.


Dear colleagues!


For almost three years of the Eurasian Union’s functioning, a considerable amount of work has been done to implement the principles of freedom of movement of goods, services, capital and labor in the common market. The contractual and legal framework is constantly being replenished, the priorities of the Union have already been determined, joint coordination of policies in the most important sectors of the economy is being provided and the coverage of multilateral cooperation in the EAEU is consistently expanding.


For the first 7 months of this year, we have had an increase in the volume of mutual trade by about 28% as compared to the same period last year. In January-July 2017, Armenia’s exports to EAEU member countries’ markets grew by 29%. The total volume of foreign trade of member States with third countries increased by more than 26%, and Vladimir Putin cited many figures that confirm the correctness of our decision. This trend needs to be strengthened to ensure its sustainable character.


In our opinion, this calls for the following:


Firstly, we need to continue making joint efforts to not only identify, but also eliminate the existing barriers, provide the necessary prerequisites for doing business under uniform rules and regulations to ensure healthy competition.


While making efforts aimed at expanding the applicable contractual framework, we need to focus on those normative acts, which as adopted might make economic entities feel in practice the rationale behind their adoption.


Secondly, we expect that the digital agenda should help promote transparency of cooperation, increase productivity, and improve the quality of services. We share the view that matter is of paramount relevance, and we believe that it must be addressed based on the following considerations: assessing projects’ economic feasibility, their significance for the economies of our countries and the integration component; taking into account the positive experience of implementing similar projects in EAEU member States; the identification of such mutually agreed criteria as would help us assess the conformity of projects to the interests of member States and the Union, as a whole.


I believe that the processing of digital decisions can begin with the mutual recognition of electronic invoices. Since the issue of mutual recognition of invoices is cross-cutting for a number of digital initiatives, including tracking and electronic commerce, I suggest our governments work on this issue as soon as possible in cooperation with the Commission.


It is also important that all subsequent actions on the digital agenda could shield the business from potential increase in disproportionate administration and new financial burdens.


Another step towards EAEU consolidation, and this is the third consideration, is the cooperation at the international level. We proceed from the assumption that at the level of both the Union and individual nations, the interaction between various integration structures with the observance of our commitments, of course, can make an important contribution to the formation of a complementary and mutually beneficial space without dividing lines to the benefit of all States.

 

We are pleased to state that the EAEU-China talks on trade and economic agreement are complete in principle. This became possible thanks to our countries’ long experience of bilateral cooperation with China. We believe that this format of cooperation should contribute to the development of cooperation within the EAEU, as a whole. In the same way, the Union’s cooperation in one or another direction should enrich our countries’ bilateral relations.


We believe that the creation of a single Eurasian trade and economic space and transport corridor is possible through the implementation of large-scale infrastructure projects that would promote the merger of the EAEU with the One-Zone, One-Way initiative, involving all countries of the Union. This will minimize all available infrastructural restrictions for integration, and, as a result, form a system of associated transport routes.


I would also like to confirm, and I believe it to be our common position, our drive to sign an agreement with Iran in the near future. This issue was touched upon yesterday with the leadership of the Islamic Republic of Iran by the Prime Minister of Armenia during his official visit to Iran, and I understand that they are ready to continue the negotiations and conclude it in the near future.


In conclusion, I wish to inform you that yesterday the Constitutional Court of Armenia considered the Agreement on EAEU Customs Code, and the document will soon be sent to Parliament for ratification. We are hopeful that in the future as well all issues will be dealt with in a constructive manner in our countries to the benefit of our peoples and for the prosperity of our countries.


Thank you.

 





Загрузка...

LATEST NEWSAll Today news

13:47 • 20/07

Armenia must raise ‘landlocked country’ status on United Nations' agenda - expert

12:04 • 20/07

‘Architects of Denial’ team to be Honored at 2018 ANCA-WR Gala

11:56 • 20/07

Armenia to join NATO military exercises in Georgia  

11:37 • 20/07

Four indicted with murder in slaying of rapper XXXTentacion

11:24 • 20/07

Armenia needs snap parliamentary elections until April, says vice prime minister

10:13 • 20/07

Hraparak: Fifty country leaders invited to La Francophonie summit in Yerevan

09:34 • 20/07

Eleven dead as US 'duck boat' capsizes in Missouri

09:13 • 20/07

Trump invites Putin to visit US in autumn

18:51 • 19/07

Ruben Vardanyan buys 50% of Atlanta business forum’s shares

17:19 • 19/07

Putin attacks at Trump's summer critics

16:58 • 19/07

Lewis Hamilton extends contract with Mercedes until 2020

16:52 • 19/07

Yerevan to host Sixth Watermelon Festival on July 22

16:18 • 19/07

Iranian, Armenian foreign ministries hold consular meeting in Tehran

15:57 • 19/07

FIBA bans 13 players after basketball brawl

15:31 • 19/07

State Revenue Committee to ease tax burden for SMEs

14:54 • 19/07

British police halt attack against Theresa May

14:19 • 19/07

Royal Family nicknames revealed

13:58 • 19/07

BBC launches live news streaming on Yahoo Japan

13:47 • 19/07

Kim Kardashian makes million dollars on new fragrance line after spending $0 on advertising  

12:35 • 19/07

Serious test to Armenian-Russian alliance: Pashinyan condemns unannounced drills as sabotage ‘targeting state sovereignty’

11:35 • 19/07

Ryanair cancels 600 flights over cabin crew strike in Belgium, Portugal and Spain, affect potentially almost 50,000 passengers

11:11 • 19/07

Australian PM says Pope must sack archbishop over child sex abuse scandal

10:31 • 19/07

Turkey announces end to state of emergency after two years

10:17 • 19/07

Facebook defends Holocaust deniers’ right to be wrong

10:09 • 19/07

Israel approves controversial ‘Jewish state’ law

09:55 • 19/07

NATO chief says Georgia, not Russia, must decide on NATO membership

09:49 • 19/07

Trump holds Putin ‘responsible’ for election meddling

09:32 • 19/07

UK House of Lords ratifies EU-Armenia agreement

09:11 • 19/07

Khachatur Kokobelyan: United States is interested in boosting investments in Armenia  

18:15 • 18/07

Armenian society ‘enthusiastic’ about new government's social reforms – expert

17:36 • 18/07

Trump says there is 'no time limit' for North Korea to denuclearise

17:26 • 18/07

Richard Mills: US considers increasing assistance to Armenia

16:24 • 18/07

Aerospace titans Boeing and Airbus top $110bn in orders at Farnborough

16:02 • 18/07

Russian pranksters' call with Juncker reveals what EU chief thinks about Trump

15:52 • 18/07

Liverpool agree on world record fee for Roma’s Brazilian goalkeeper

15:43 • 18/07

Battle of jets: Putin's lavish plane interior - including gold-plated toilet - is revealed... so how does it compare to Air Force One?

15:25 • 18/07

Trump-Putin summit ‘good restraint’ for powers capitalizing on conflicts – debate

14:02 • 18/07

Russian military base conducts full-scale exercises in Armenia ‘without prior warning’

12:06 • 18/07

Harrison Ford Eyes ‘Call of the Wild’

11:43 • 18/07

Armenian vice premier attends high-level UN political forum in New York

11:08 • 18/07

Google to face Giant Android fine

10:55 • 18/07

Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh 'must enter into political-military cooperation pact'  

10:25 • 18/07

Building collapse in Delhi suburb killing at least two

10:15 • 18/07

Hraparak: Russia has special message for Pashinyan after Brussels summit

09:41 • 18/07

Trump reverses remark on Russia meddling

09:34 • 18/07

Zhamanak: Emergency minister to run for Yerevan mayor?

09:13 • 18/07

ANCA seeks US-Armenia social security Agreement

17:50 • 17/07

Government to submit ‘specific proposals’ to EU, says prime minister’s spokesperson

17:15 • 17/07

Spain captain Ramos proposes to girlfriend

16:58 • 17/07

Armenia’s ‘velvet revolution’ featured in museum exhibits

16:16 • 17/07

George Clooney made $322 million last year to become highest-earning actor in world

15:55 • 17/07

Rolls-Royce building future-style flying taxi 

15:25 • 17/07

President: We have positive outlook on Armenia’s great future

14:27 • 17/07

Pashinyan, Ter-Petrosyan discuss developments in Karabakh peace

13:57 • 17/07

Trump praises Turkey’s Erdogan for ‘doing things the right way’ in defense spending

13:45 • 17/07

Brent crude oil recovers in Asia trade after slumping to 3-month lows

13:28 • 17/07

Russia to ease citizenship rules for Armenians

12:46 • 17/07

Zhamanak: Fight against corruption ‘wasted effort’ to resolve past crimes

11:48 • 17/07

‘Don’t hold US-Russia ties hostage to internal politics’, Putin says after meeting with Trump

11:29 • 17/07

Henry Morgenthau III passes away  

11:19 • 17/07

Judges becoming ‘increasingly independent’ in Armenia, says president of Supreme Judicial Council

09:57 • 17/07

From a 35-arch ancient aqueduct to an eye-popping 20-mile road crossing: World's most incredible bridges revealed

09:29 • 17/07

Flying volcano injures 23 in Hawaii

09:20 • 17/07

Trump under fire after Putin summit

17:59 • 16/07

Trump sits down with Putin after denouncing past US policy on Russia

17:49 • 16/07

How Israel, in dark of night, torched its way to Iran’s nuclear secrets – The New York Times

17:17 • 16/07

Mission: Impossible-Fallout: Critics praise dangerous stunts performed by Tom Cruise who injured his ankle on set

16:53 • 16/07

Pashinyan 'politically inclined to peer-to-peer dialogue’ – diplomat  

16:07 • 16/07

French President Macron meets plenty of fans at World Cup final

15:55 • 16/07

Amazon Prime Day deals ‘deceptive’

15:14 • 16/07

No Armenian-Azerbaijani ministerial talks agreed in Brussels – MFA spokesperson

14:31 • 16/07

Ucom offers more Viasat Family channels to subscribers

14:05 • 16/07

Switalski: EU needs Armenia's 'specific proposals' to revise mutual agenda

12:46 • 16/07

Yerevan city council fails to secure quorom to elect new mayor

12:10 • 16/07

Erdogan: Turkish citizens ‘saved dignity of democracy’ during 2016 coup attempt

10:39 • 16/07

Two fans die as France's World Cup celebrations are marred by police violence

10:33 • 16/07

Italy to allow migrants to land in Sicily

10:05 • 16/07

Iran nuclear deal: US rejects EU plea for lifting sanctions

09:34 • 16/07

Trump calls EU 'foe' of the United States

09:18 • 16/07

France named 2018 FIFA World Cup winner

15:48 • 14/07

Facebook, Twitter, Alphabet to testify at US House hearing

15:15 • 14/07

Armenian parliament vice speaker thanks Poland for support to Genocide recognition efforts

14:25 • 14/07

11 Armenian companies named conscientious taxpayers  

13:50 • 14/07

Nancy Sinatra, Frank Sinatra's first wife, dies at 101

13:16 • 14/07

Two suspects released in Hrant Dink murder case

13:08 • 14/07

Armen Sarkissian issues congratulations to Emmanuel Macron on French national holiday

12:51 • 14/07

Armenian man killed in gang attack in Tbilisi

12:30 • 14/07

Congressman Sherman continues pressure to secure new US-Armenia tax treaty

12:14 • 14/07

168 Zham: Will Pashinyan meet Europe’s expectations?

11:06 • 14/07

Ronaldo back to Madrid

10:59 • 14/07

Elegant Melania Trump meets with Elizabeth II

10:38 • 14/07

Hraparak: Armenian authorities agree on timeframes of snap parliamentary election

09:53 • 14/07

Donald Trump arrives in Scotland amid protests

09:45 • 14/07

Trump opposes congressional restrictions on F-35 sale to Turkey

09:13 • 14/07

Trump-Putin summit 'is on' despite hacking indictment, says White House

18:26 • 13/07

Armenia, Russia send batches of food in humanitarian aid to Syria

18:13 • 13/07

Armenian president heads to Russia to watch FIFA 2018 World Cup finals

17:55 • 13/07

Protesters hold mass anti-Trump rallies in London

17:28 • 13/07

'New Armenia' is on the right foreign policy track, says politician

15:49 • 13/07

Supermoon Solar Eclipse reported this Friday the 13th for the first Time in 43 years