ArmInfo. The authorities and political forces of Armenia have a full consensus on the republic's membership in the EAEU. Such an opinion today at the event "Five Years of the EAEU and Year of Chairmanship of Armenia: Realities, Successes and Prospects of Eurasian Economic Integration" was expressed by the head of the research and analytical public organization Integration and Development NGO, Coordinator of Eurasian Expert Club Aram Safaryan.
According to him, evidence of this is the words of the RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan that Armenia can become a platform for holding various events of the EAEU. He also stressed that there is a big social consolidation in this issue. Thus, surveys show that 74% of the Armenian population support Eurasian integration in the case of the model <and ... and:>, and if the model were proposed <or..or:>, 80% population of the country.
All this, according to the expert, is due to the indicators of the republic after integration into the EEU. As Safaryan noted, only in recent years, indicators of the republic's exports in the Eurasian direction have doubled, of course, the lion's share is exports to the Russian market. According to the expert, it is particularly gratifying that the volume of exports of food products to the EEU market has doubled. As Safaryan noted, all this creates prerequisites for Armenia to become an exporting country. <And this is not the full potential of what Armenia can get from membership in the EAEU. There are great opportunities before the republic, it is just necessary to work towards their implementation, and not to miss the moment. Proper use of the EAEU resources will contribute to the development of Armenia as a rapidly developing country, "Safaryan said.
He also cited some data on the close connection of the republic's economy with the Eurasian space. Thus, 85% of migrant workers from Armenia work in the EEU countries, the lion's share of them in Russia. The annual volume of transfers from the EEU countries to Armenia is $ 1.2 billion, which is about 12-15% of the republic's GDP. Again, the lion's share comes from transfers from Russia. Of the 1.8 million tourists visiting Armenia annually, 40% are tourists from Russia.
To note, the event was organized by the research and analytical public organization Integration and Development and the Eurasian Expert Club.