ArmInfo. Armenia and Russia intend to expand cooperation in the agricultural and industrial fields. According to the press service of the government, this was announced during the meeting between Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia Mher Grigoryan and Deputy Speaker of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Alexey Gordeyev , who arrived in Armenia on an official visit.
According to the source, during the meeting, the parties discussed a number of issues related to the Armenian-Russian bilateral trade and economic relations, in particular, the possibilities of interaction in the wine industry, the promotion of organic agriculture within the EAEU, the exchange of experience between specialists in agriculture and industry, and the full implementation of scientific potential within the framework of possible cooperation projects.
It should be noted that the Russian delegation included Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Maxim Uvaydov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Alexei Bezprozvannykh, head of the ANO "Russian Quality System" (Roskachestvo) Maxim Protasov. The meeting was also attended by EEC Minister for Industry and Agro-Industrial Complex Artak Kamalyan and Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Armenia Sergey Kopyrkin.
It should be recalled that, as it was stated during the meeting between Minister of Economy of the Republic of Armenia Vahan Kerobyan and Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Dmitry Petrushev, following the results of 2021, the trade turnover of agro-food products between Armenia and Russia in 2021 increased by 19.8% to $903.1 million, while exports from Armenia to Russia increased by 24.7% to $543.3 million.
According to the data of the Statistical Committee of Armenia, the foreign trade turnover between Armenia and Russia in January-April 2022, increased by 36.8%, amounting to $903.4 million. At the same time, exports increased by 26.4% to $280 million, with an increase in imports by 42.1% - to $623.4 million