Wednesday, October 25 2017 16:54
Naira Badalian

Karen Karapetyan: We expect that the implementation of the road map will contribute to the diversification of transport communications between the countries of the EAEU

ArmInfo. A detailed exchange of views on the key issues of today's agenda was held in the narrow structure, Prime Minister of Armenia Karen Karapetyan stated at the opening of the meeting of the EAEU intergovernmental council in an expanded format. The Prime Minister presented the most pressing questions for the Union.

Today, according to Karen Karpetyan, it is almost impossible to talk about modernization and increasing the competitiveness of economies without a digital agenda. "To solve this large-scale task it is necessary to move forward taking into account the ability of the economies to accept these changes without undue costs for business, I think that this position is close and understandable for everyone," Karapetyan said. In this regard, he recalled the position of the Armenian President, expressed at the meeting of the highest Eurasian Economic Council in Sochi, namely "the development of digital solutions is possible with a mechanism for mutual recognition of electronic invoices." The resolution of this issue is important both from the point of view of implementing a number of initiatives, and in terms of traceability of goods. " The second topic that the head of the Armenian government wished to voice is the road map for the implementation of the Guidelines and stages of the implementation of the coordinated transport policy of the EAEU member states for 2018-2020. According to him, it is proceeding in line with the development of the relevant provisions of the agreement, regarding the transport infrastructure. "For us, the issues of logistics and transport communication direction, in the absence of common borders with the EAP countries, are more than relevant, we expect that the implementation of the road map will contribute to the diversification of transport communications between our states," Karapetyan said. As part of the formation of the common electricity market of the Union, the Prime Minister expressed interest in entering into such an information exchange system that would correspond to the task of increasing mutual electricity trade, would be consistent with the planning of parallel operation modes for the electric power systems of the EAEU countries. Karen Karapetyan also noted that next year the traditional exhibition forum "Eurasian Week" is planned to be held in Armenia. "The implementation of such projects follows the integration processes and promotes the development of direct dialogue between business and states, we are happy to welcome representatives of all countries in Yerevan and are confident that it will be useful and effective for all participants," he said. It should be reminded that a meeting of the Eurasian intergovernmental council started today in Yerevan. The agenda of the heads of government includes issues in the field of informational, the functioning of domestic markets, trade, agro-industrial complex, energy and infrastructure. Among the key topics is discussion of the Procedure for Elaboration of Initiatives in the Implementation of the Digital Agenda of the Eurasian Economic Union, the Action Plan ("road map") for the elimination of exemptions and restrictions on the internal market of the EAEU for 2018-2019. The participants of the meeting will consider some issues of forming the system of information exchange within the framework of the general electric power market of the EAEU. The agenda also includes the issue of discussing the action plan (road map) for the implementation of the Guidelines and the stages of implementing the coordinated (coordinated) transport policy of the EAEU member states for 2018-2020.


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