GOODS MUST TRAVEL FROM ARMENIA TO OTHER MEMBERS OF EEU QUICKLY AND EASILY- KARINE MINASYAN
YEREVAN, April 1. / ARKA /. Karine Minasyan, a member of the Eurasian
Economic Union’s Moscow-based executive Eurasian Economic Commission,
said when speaking at a workshop on the prospects of the Eurasian
integration that one of the main challenges facing the Eurasian
Economic Commission and state bodies in Armenia is to make Armenian
business community not feel the absence of a common border with the
union’s member states.
“Goods must travel from Armenia to other members of the union quickly
and easily to contribute to the trade turnover growth. This goal has
not been achieved yet but we should not forget that the adjustment
period is not over yet. The existing flaws will be eliminated step
by step,’ she said.
She said Armenia’s exports have been affected strongly by the
devaluation of the Russian ruble and the weakening of the Russian
economy, but added that Armenia would feel the spillover effect in
‘But now we have the opportunity to discuss the problems with partners
in the EEU and look for a way out. At that Armenia may exploit the
opportunities provided by its membership in the union,’ he said.
In particular, according to Minasyan, Armenia may join cooperative
programs being implemented by other members of the union.
The seminar was organized by the Armenian State University of Economics
and the Moscow-based Institute of CIS countries.
The Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) is a permanent regulatory
body of the Eurasian Economic Union. Its main objective is to ensure
functioning and development of the EEU and to prepare proposals for
its further integration.-0-