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Russia and Armenia are actively searching for new niches of cooperation in the economy, Denis Gonchar, director of the fourth department of the CIS countries of the Russian Foreign Ministry, said in an interview with RIA Novosti.
According to him, these issues were discussed during the talks held at the Minister of Economy Vahan Kerobyan on April 11-12 in Moscow with the leadership of the Ministry of Economic Development, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Digital Development of Russia.
“The consideration of this topic continued at the highest level, in particular, at Nikol Pashinyan’s meetings with Vladimir Putin and Mikhail Mishustin on April 19 and 20,” the diplomat said, providing some details.
Thus, the parties agreed to expand the use of national currencies in settlements within the framework of mutual trade. Yerevan has already started paying for gas in rubles. The need for unified measures of non-tariff regulation and reduction of import customs duties was discussed.