President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Good afternoon, Mr Sargsyan. I am very pleased to see you again.
You have been in this post for nearly a year now. I know that you are working actively and have many interesting ideas. This morning, I spoke with [Presidential Aide] Mr Belousov about the priorities you are advancing within the Eurasian Economic Union’s work.
I think these are very interesting and promising ideas. What has already been accomplished is only the base. Free movement of capital, goods and people – this is just the base for moving forward with promising ideas that will produce the best results in terms of raising the overall competitiveness of all countries in our union.
We look forward to seeing you on December 26 in St Petersburg. We have the new Customs Code to approve, and I see this as an important milestone in developing our common economic space.
I am very pleased to see you and I am sure we have plenty to discuss.
President of the Eurasian Economic Commission Board Tigran Sargsyan: Thank you very much, Mr President.
First of all, let me thank you for the attention that you give to our integration association and to the efforts to develop our integration further. I want to present several issues of principle today, the resolution of which, in my view, will encourage deeper integration. I think that all member countries will gain from this.
As you noted, we have around 25 items on our agenda for the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council’s meeting, and I think they all have great potential, including in terms of stimulating economic growth in our countries.
Vladimir Putin: Excellent, thank you.