17 Apr 2024 Gohar Barseghyan and Kazakhstan Government representatives discussed development of EAEU industrial and agricultural sectors On April 17, as part of a working visit to Kazakhstan by Gohar Barseghyan, Minister in charge of Industry and Agriculture of the Eurasian Economic Commission, meetings were held with Serik Jumangarin, Member of the EEC Council, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan; Aidarbek Saparov, Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan; Janel Kushukova, Vice Minister of Trade and Integration of the Republic Kazakhstan; and Jannat Dubirova, Vice Minister of Industry and Construction of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The meeting between Gohar Barseghyan and Serik Jumangarin discussed key issues of industry and agriculture, as well as a number of other relevant topics of Eurasian economic integration. The parties agreed to develop cooperation in the above areas. The meeting of the EEC Minister with Aidarbek Saparov touched upon the implementation of the agreed agricultural policy and the development of the Kazakhstan agricultural sector within the Eurasian Economic Union, digital development of the agricultural sector, as well as circulation of crop seeds (in terms of GEM seeds). Gohar Barseghyan and Janel Kushukova considered relevant matters on the agenda of the upcoming sessions of the Union’s bodies. The EEC Minister informed Janel Kushukova about the progress in implementing the financial support mechanism for joint cooperation projects in the industry of the Member States. At the meeting with Jannat Dubirova, the development of the Main Directions of Industrial Cooperation within the EAEU until 2030 was discussed.
11 Apr 2024 EAEU and Myanmar developing industrial cooperation The prospects for cooperation between the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union and Myanmar in the industrial sector were discussed at the first meeting of the joint working group on interaction between the Eurasian Economic Commission and the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, featuring Georgy Arzumanyan, Deputy Director of the EEC Industrial Policy Department. “The Eurasian Economic Union is open to mutually beneficial cooperation with Myanmar. About a year ago, the Commission and the Government of Myanmar signed a Memorandum of Cooperation and now we are actively discussing promising areas of work, including in industry,” emphasized Georgy Arzumanyan. He introduced his foreign colleagues to the activities of the Commission in this area, spoke about priority areas of work, joint projects of the EAEU states and tools for deepening industrial cooperation in the Union. Representatives of the Myanmar Ministry of Industry noted that the share of industry and construction in Myanmar's GDP was about 20%. The most developed industries in Myanmar are the extractive, textile and woodworking industries. In each of them, for example in light industry, it is possible to deepen mutually beneficial cooperation. It should be noted that in recent years, trade between the Union countries and Myanmar has been developing more and more actively. Russia mainly exports finished metal products, computer, electronic and optical equipment, petroleum products, chemical products and electrical equipment. Other Member States supply to Myanmar software and hardware, medicines, etc. Clothing and footwear are the main imports from Myanmar to Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Imports of manufacturing products to the EAEU market increased by almost a third over the year. The Memorandum of Interaction between the Eurasian Economic Commission and the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar was signed on June 15, 2023. It contemplates the interaction in customs and technical regulation, industry, energy, transport, and a number of other areas.
29 Mar 2024 Gohar Barseghyan and representatives of the Armenian Government discussed further development of the EAEU industrial and agricultural sectors On March 28–29, Gohar Barseghyan, Minister in charge of Industry and Agriculture of the Eurasian Economic Commission, made a working visit to the Republic of Armenia, where she held meetings with Mher Grigoryan, Chairman of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission; Gevorg Papoyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, Minister of Economy of the Republic of Armenia; as well as with other officials of the Ministry. In the course of the meeting with Mher Grigoryan, the issues related to the implementation of the priorities of Armenia's chairmanship in the EAEU governing bodies, set forth in the address by Nikol Pashinyan, Chairman of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council, Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, to the heads of the EAEU Member States were discussed.  The parties drew attention to the importance of enhancing equal cooperation within the EAEU in the industrial and agricultural sector and ensuring EAEU food security. The meeting with Gevorg Papoyan, Minister of Economy, and Arman Khojoyan, Deputy Minister of Economy, also considered a wide range of issues related to the development of cooperation in the field of industry and agricultural sector in the EAEU and a number of other issues on the agenda of the Eurasian economic integration. The EEC Minister informed the leadership of the Ministry of Economy of Armenia about the implementation of the financial support mechanism in the implementation of joint cooperation projects in industry by the Union Member States, the restart of the mechanism of interstate programs and projects, as well as digital solutions in the agricultural sector.  At the meeting between Gohar Barseghyan and Armen Hayrapetyan, Head of the Food Safety Inspection Body of the Republic of Armenia, issues of the agricultural sector were discussed, including amendments to the Seed Circulation Agreement in terms of GIM seeds (there is genetically engineered material in the genetic program of their varieties).
27 Mar 2024 EEC discussed agricultural sector development A wide range of relevant matters related to the development of the Eurasian Economic Union's agricultural sector were discussed at a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Agricultural Sector on March 27, chaired by Goar Barseghyan, Minister in charge of Industry and Agriculture of the Eurasian Economic Commission. In particular, they considered the issue of state support measures for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in agriculture in the Eurasian Economic Union countries. Representatives of the Member States' authorized bodies exchanged the experience of national state support measures for small businesses, as well as considered the international experience on this issue. The Commission proposed to consider the possibility of supporting agricultural producers in niche sub-sectors of agriculture, where small-scale production has a competitive advantage. The meeting attendees considered measures to develop the production of pedigree stock in the cattle breeding sub-sectors, which have a significant dependence on imports of pedigree resources, as well as discussed an increase in the volume of mutual trade and ensuring the international competitiveness of the Union countries. The proposals were developed by analyzing the Union Member States' breeding market for 2018-2022. They are aimed at improving the efficiency of breeding and pedigree work with farm animals, and increasing the Member States' sufficiency with their own pedigree stock with high genetic potential. This will enable to improve the level of organization and conduct of pedigree animal breeding, and will contribute to the stable functioning of animal breeding in the EAEU Member States. The Committee members approved the draft Recommendation of the Commission's Board "On the list of measures for the stable development of poultry production in the Union Member States", which envisages the implementation of additional measures. These include the development of innovations and process engineering solutions in the deep processing of poultry meat and eggs; and the introduction of robotics in using combined sensor applications to record and monitor all elements of production. Implementing the recommendation will encourage mutual trade, exports of poultry meat and poultry products, and improve the efficiency of the industry.
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