Belarusian News
Nov 28 2014

Andreichenko: Parliaments should pay more attention to building up
Belarus-Armenia trade

28 November 2014 09:42 | Politics

SAINT PETERSBURG, 28 November (BelTA) - MPs of Belarus and Armenia
should pay more attention to building up trade between the two states,
Speaker of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of
Belarus Vladimir Andreichenko said following the meeting with Chairman
of the National Assembly of Armenia Galust Sahakyan.

"The parties agreed that the trade between Belarus and Armenia does
not meet the potential of the two countries. MPs should pay more
attention to this issue. First of all, it pertains to Belarusian
mechanical engineering products: Amkodor road building vehicles, MAZ
heavy haulers. Armenia has confirmed that it needs them," Vladimir
Andreichenko said.

In his words, the countries enjoy partner relations. There is an
inter-parliamentary commission, regular meetings. The countries
support each other in the international arena and within
inter-parliamentary organizations. "The states hold regular visits and
election observation missions. The countries also have a
well-developed commodity distribution network: for example, the
Belarusian-Armenian Trading House," the Speaker added.

As for Armenia's accession to the Eurasian Economic Union, Vladimir
Andreichenko expressed confidence that the country has a potential for
joining the EEU. "Armenia has a good business environment, a number of
advanced companies. I think together we will be stronger," he said.

However, according to the Speaker, the agreement on Armenia's EEU
entry has not been submitted to the House of Representatives yet. "As
soon as we have it, we start working on it immediately," Vladimir
Andreichenko said.