The Prime Ministers of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) member states - Armenia, Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan - met in Yerevan on Wednesday, 25 October at the invitation of the Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan.
The Prime Ministers form the Intergovernmental Council of the Eurasian Economic Union
Tigran Sargsyan, Chairman of the Board of Eurasian Economic Commission, the executive body of the EAEU, is also attending the meeting.
Addressing the Inter-Governmental Council, Prime Minister Karapetyan emphasised the importance of digital communication for Armenia, given that it does not have a land border with the other EAEU member states. He also called for the harmonisation of the electricty grid between EAEU member states.
Participants of the meeting later met with the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan.
source: commonspace.eu with agencies.
photo: The Intergovernmental Council of the Eurasian Economic Union at its meeting in Yerevan on 25 October 2017 (picture courtesy of the Press Service of the Prime Minister of Armenia)
Earlier in the day Putin made a shorty private visit to Austria, where he attended the wedding of the Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneisl, and held what was described by the Kremlin as "a brief conversation" with the Austrian Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz.
Addressing Armenia's foreign policy Nikol Pashinyan said he wanted a qualitative improvement in the relations with Russia and to improve relations with the EU. To those who are saying Armenia is going to the west, Pashinyan said, "Armenia is going nowhere. It is just standing on its feet"