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Chairman of the Board of the EEC, Tigran Sargsyan, met the leadership of the Hellenic Republic

Chairman of the Board of the EEC, Tigran Sargsyan, met the leadership of the Hellenic Republic

1/26/2017

Chairman of the Board of the EEC, Tigran Sargsyan, held working meetings with the President and Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic. The meeting involved discussions focused on the issues of deepening economic cooperation between the EAEU and Greece. Tigran Sargsyan is confident that direct dialogue with the heads of European countries will bring the relationship between the Eurasian and European Unions to a new level.

Issues related to developing economic cooperation between the EAEU and Greece were discussed during a working meeting between the Chairman of the Board of the EEC, Tigran Sargsyan, and the Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic Alexis Tsipras.

Alexis Tsipras said that Greece will support the establishment of constructive and mutually beneficial relations with the European Union. Referring to the issues of economic development, Alexis Tsipras stressed the importance of holding a Greece-EAEU business forum, which “will open up new horizons for the development of trade and industrial relations between our countries.”

"Greece is a longstanding trading partner of the EAEU” said Tigran Sargsyan. “But it is right now that there promising new opportunities opening up for Greek businessmen to expand economic cooperation with the Eurasian Economic Union. The work that the EEC is doing has already created a common market with common technical regulations without any barriers to movement of goods and services. On the territory with more than 180 million people, there is a common customs code in operation for all countries, and therefore, our foreign partners have room to maneuver and to better plan their foreign economic activities."

At the meeting with the President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos, Tigran Sargsyan thanked the leadership of Greece for a clear and unequivocal position on establishing a direct dialogue between the EC and the EAEU.  

In turn, Prokopis Pavlopoulos said that Greece has closely followed the process of Eurasian integration. "We believe that dialogue between the Eurasian and European Unions is very important and may have an extremely positive impact on the format of bilateral relations between EU Member States and the Eurasian Economic Union,” said Prokopis Pavlopoulos.

During a meeting with Deputy Foreign Minister Georgios Katrougalos, the Greek party proposed the establishment of a Greco-Eurasian Council, which will discuss practical issues related to the development of economic relations between the EAEU and Greece. Tigran Sargsyan supported this initiative and pledged that the EEC would soon elaborate this concept.