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12.10.2021 (Обновлено: 01.04.2022 14:41)

EEC and New Zealand intend to intensify interaction in implementing high-efficient technologies in manufacturing industry and agriculture

Artak Kamalyan, Minister in charge of Industry and Agriculture of the Eurasian Economic Commission, and Si'alei van Toor, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of New Zealand to the Russian Federation, discussed at the meeting promising areas of cooperation in the fields of manufacturing industry and agriculture of the Eurasian Economic Union countries and New Zealand.

"The primary objective of the Eurasian Economic Commission is to create favorable conditions for developing business activity both within the Union and in the global world market", Artak Kamalyan noted. “We are an efficient platform that helps build efficient interaction between the EAEU States and third countries".

The EEC Minister informed on priority areas of the agricultural unit development as well as highlighted a number of areas being priority ones in the EAEU countries and of interest to New Zealand. They include developing academic mobility in the field of personnel training for manufacturing industry and agriculture as well as developing and implementing digital technologies in the economy. The meeting attendees discussed the possibility of addressing the issue of mechanisms for developing industrial cooperation in the field of microelectronics to manufacture competitive products which will directly contribute to developing the digital economy.

In turn, representatives of New Zealand, gave a presentation of innovative companies operating in various manufacturing industries and identified entities with a cooperative component. The experience of New Zealand in promoting agricultural products and food to third markets was discussed. The EEC Minister proposed to address the issue of establishing interaction between organizations of the EAEU countries and New Zealand in implementing modern high-efficient technologies in agriculture. Si'alei van Toor supported Artak Kamalyan's proposal to form a platform for dialogue between business representatives of the Union States and New Zealand to develop joint cooperative projects.

"The meeting displayed the sides’ extreme interest in establishing long-term partnerships as well as revealed high potential in economic development and trade facilitation", Artak Kamalyan summed up.