ArmInfo. The Prime Minister of Armenia Karen Karapetyan received the Russian Transportation Minister and the Chairman of the Russian part of the Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation between Armenia and Russia Maksim Sokolov, who visits Armenia in order to participate the 6th meeting of heads of authorized bodies of the transport sector of EEU states.
As the Government's press-service told ArmInfo, during the meeting, the sides discussed the issues of further development of the Armenian-Russian relations and the agreement execution process reached in the framework of the Armenian Prime Minister's official visit to Russian Federation. It was mentioned that steps are taken already and there is a progress.
While appreciating the high level of the Armenian-Russian allied relations, Karapetyan once again noted that there is a huge potential for relations development. In that context he noted the importance of Armenian-Russian Investment Fund creation, which will provide possibility to attract Russian Capital to Armenian business by joint projects supporting the cargo turnover volume increase. The Government's head noted the necessity of agricultural cooperation development as well and said that the there are steps taken in direction of agricultural facilities supplement process.
Karapetyan and Sokolov spoke on transport cooperation sector, the development and modification of the infrastructure, the programs of free economic zone creation on the border with Iran and Russian companies' participation in the process. The Russian Transportation Minister noted that the free economic zone in Meghri may become a good field for Russian business on trade and economic relations with the Iranian market development. According to Sokolov, this program may appear to be useful for all sides. The sides express readiness to continue the cooeperation and give a new impulse to bilateral trade and economic relations.