There have been discussions on the problems with the sale of Armenian agricultural products in Russia during a session of the Eurasian Economic Commission. This is what Minister of Economy of Armenia Tigran Khachatryan told reporters today, commenting on journalists’ question on the steps that the Ministry of Economy has taken to solve the problem and prevent the repetition of such actions in the future. The minister stated that the nature of what happened doesn’t imply discussions with the state economic institutions in the Russian Federation since it was in the private sector and there is no economic ground. Khachatryan added that, nevertheless, the Ministry of Economy was constantly in contact with the Embassy of Armenia and the circles that were helping ensure the sale of Armenian agricultural products.
Asked if the Armenian side has any guarantee that such things will never happen again, Khachatryan stated that Armenia is working in this direction and is holding working discussions and consultations and added that the issue has also been discussed with the Eurasian Economic Commission.
In the wake of escalation of the situation on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border, Armenian exporters of agricultural products faced problems with sale of their products. In particular, the Azerbaijani owners of certain markets refused to provide spots for the Armenian exporters to sell their products.