ArmInfo. The Prime Minister of Armenia Karen Karapetyan and the Ambassador of Belarus to Armenia Igor Nazaruk discussed the implementation of the agreements reached during the meeting of the heads of government of the two countries in Almaty on February 8.
As the press service of the Armenian government reports, according to Ambassador Nazaruk, the Prime Minister of Belarus after the meeting with his Armenian counterpart to the heads of various departments set the task to intensify economic ties between the two countries. A working group has been set up, which will be headed by the Belarusian vice-premier in the near future in Armenia.
Karen Karapetyan, in turn, expressed confidence that today there are broad opportunities and corresponding potential for promoting bilateral economic ties.
In this context, the sides touched upon the prospects of implementing joint programs in the field of agriculture, including livestock, agricultural machinery, agricultural products, as well as information technology, transport and tourism. The interlocutors also discussed ways to diversify flights and opportunities for participation of the Belarusian business in the FEZ in Meghri.
On February 2, Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan stated during the meeting with his Belarusian counterpart Andrei Kobyakov on the margins of the Eurasian intergovernmental council in Almaty, said that in the relations between Armenia and Belarus there is a great untapped potential for deepening bilateral relations. Karen Karapetyan noted with satisfaction that the trade turnover between Armenia and Belarus grew by 20% over the same period of 2017 as compared with the same period in 2016, and it is necessary to support the positive trends emerging between the two countries. The interlocutors discussed the possibilities of deepening cooperation in a number of spheres, in particular, in such areas as livestock, information technologies, etc. In this context, the importance of effective work of the intergovernmental commission was stressed.