Putin lauds Armenia’s GDP growth at EEU summit




YEREVAN, MAY 25, ARMENPRESS. Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Armenia benefited the most as part of cooperation within the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and noted that the country has the highest pace of economic growth.

Putin made the remarks during the EEU summit, officially known as the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council session, in Moscow.

In his speech, the Russian President said that cooperation within the EEU is proceeding very successfully and emphasized Armenia’s role. He said that Armenia is the “main beneficiary” of the cooperation and asked Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, who is in attendance, to remind him how much the GDP has grown in Armenia.

Pashinyan said that in 2022 the GDP growth was 12,6%, and 12,1% this year. “12,1 percent GDP growth is certainly a serious number, a very serious number,” Putin said in response, adding that Russia highly appreciates cooperation with all EEU members.