YEREVAN, February 18. / ARKA /. An Armenian government delegation is set to leave for Moscow on February 25 to discuss a string of issues on Armenia’s industrial integration with the Russia-led Customs Union, deputy economy minister Tigran Harutyunyan revealed today.
He said the ministry of economy has taken stock of the country’s industrial potential because of plans to restore contacts with the Customs Union’s member countries, which were lost following the disintegration of the former Soviet Union.
"We intend to discuss with our colleagues and coordinate those main areas of cooperation which will be possible after Armenia’s joins the trade bloc,” said Harutyunyan.
According to him, there is an innovative technology platform in the Customs Union for entrepreneurs from Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus to cooperate. He said the main task for Armenia is to join that platform.
On February 3 the Armenian government made public a “roadmap” to Armenia’s accession to the Customs Union. The 249-page document posted on the government’s website lists 262 administrative and legislative actions concerning 20 areas of government policy. .-