YEREVAN, October 31. / ARKA /. Economic components are crucial in the process of Eurasian integration, Alexander Markarov, the director of the Armenian branch of the CIS Institute, said today.
"Integration processes will proceed more successfully given there is specific component, capable of giving a positive boost to economic cooperation," Markarov said on Wednesday during a Moscow-Kiev-Chisinau-Yerevan-Baku-Astana televised press conference on the perspectives of integration processes in the post-Soviet space.
Mr. Markarov said such components may be created within the CSTO, the Customs Union, and as part of the future single economic space.
"Thus, we see that economic components are of key significance which can lead to real tangible results, such as economic growth and positive effects on the socio-economic situation in the country," he said.
According to him, if elements of economic integration are found, which will have positive impact on macroeconomic indicators, they can be used to further the political integration project.
"Besides, the integration project, which was floated in different directions and vectors for a long time was probably a declarative statement at a time when words should have been translated into action, “ he said.
"Regarding a clear, very distant future, related to European integration, or rather Europeanization, a tangible result seems to be visible, which is not the case when we come to CIS integration,” he said.
He suggested economic content project be created, which, given there is a "visible dividend” will produce positive result in the near future. -0-