Saturday, May 27 2017 22:34
Alina Hovhannisyan

Veronika Nikishina: high-tech products export indicator of Armenia exceeded that average within EEU

Veronika Nikishina: high-tech products export indicator of Armenia  exceeded  that average within EEU

ArmInfo. High-tech products  export share of Armenia totaled 12% from EEU countries total extent,  exceeding average indicator within EEU for 8.8%, Veronika Nikishina,  Minister  (Member of the Board) for Trade of the Eurasian Economic  Commission (ECE) said during the business forum EEU:  Armenia-Cooperation on May 27. 

"We fight for the quality of exports, moving from raw materials to  non-raw materials. And in the framework of non-primary export, we put  special emphasis on the implementation of technological products,  which is the "elite" in this segment, "she said, noting that Armenia,  at the background of the general dynamics of export slowdown, showed  fantastic results. "You demonstrate here not only the quantity, but  also the quality of the export potential," stressed Nikishina.

In this regard, Nikishina noted the growth of exports of Armenian  products to the Russian market. In her opinion, the success of  implementing the export policy of Armenia is based not only by the  quality of the products produced, but also by certain nostalgia of  close economic ties that existed between the countries earlier. "I  will not speak as an official, but I will express my civil  assessment. Now there is a return to the spirit of partnership after  years of loss of close cooperative ties between Russia and Armenia.  And we missed the Armenian products, spirit, mood and character, "  Board member added. 

However, according to ECE Minister, the issue of diversification of  export potential is unsolved yet. In this situation, Nikishina sees  the solution in effective development of cooperation. "There is no  need to compete. We should complete each other, so that  using new  practices, technologies and services to bring to a qualitatively new  level the development of cooperative products".  According to ECE  Minister, today's forum will help Armenian exporters and EEU to  promote partnership relations, to understand competitive benefits of  the countries with which the negotiations on free trade are being  done or free relations are being set.

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