ArmInfo. Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan held a telephone conversation with the Minister of Foreign Affairs Egypt Samekh Shukri.
As reported by ArmInfo in the press service of the RA MFA, during the conversation a wide range of issues on the bilateral agenda was raised. Ministers emphasized the importance of enhancing political dialogue and the role of periodic consultations between foreign affairs agencies in the development of bilateral relations.
The interlocutors noted with satisfaction the existence of effective cooperation between Armenia and Egypt both in bilateral and multilateral platforms.
Mnatsakanyan confirms Armenia's assistance to Egypt in negotiations on an agreement on a free trade zone with the Eurasian Economic union.
The first round of negotiations on a free trade agreement between the EAEU and Egypt took place in January 2019. The agreement will provide new opportunities for the development and simplification of trade between participants, the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) noted.
According to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, the EAEU has received more than 50 proposals from various countries and international organizations on the establishment or expansion of trade and economic relations. The EAEU has the most intensive dialogue with India, Egypt, Serbia, Singapore, Israel, MERCOSUR and Argentina.
In June of this year, the head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov stated that an agreement on a free trade zone between Egypt and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) could be signed next year.