YEREVAN, October 15. /ARKA/. Successful economic cooperation on the regional level between Armenia and Russia can result in developing markets of third-party countries, Deputy Foreign Minister of Armenia Shavarsh Kocharyan said.
“Today’s reality is that we can see not only states among influential economic players, but also regions, especially those which border with third-party countries,” he said at the second Armenian-Russian interregional forum in Yerevan on Saturday.
According to him, 1500 Armenian-Russian joint enterprises will be responsible for enhancing competitiveness.
“That is why we must aim to enlarge our commerce volume, as well as commodity nomenclature. We should also make the exported production meet all the requirements, enabling our companies to present their production at different regional markets,” he noted.
After the plenary session the forum participants continued discussing cooperation in different sectors between the two states at the round table.
The first Armenian-Russian interregional forum was held in Yerevan on April 18-20, 2011.
A number of agreements were reached following the forum, including the memorandum signed between SCR and Armenia’s government on launching a construction of a 32-km segment of Vanadzor-Fioletovo railway. -0-