_ EEC. Moscow, 2 November 2018.
The Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Tigran Sargsyan and Ricardo Ernesto Lagorio, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Argentine Republic, discussed some prospects for cooperation between the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR).
“We have not only economic, but also emotionally warm relations with Argentina. We are thankful to this country for actively promoting in MERCOSUR the idea of building a consolidated position for negotiations with the EAEU,” Tigran Sargsyan stated.
According to the Chairman of the EEC Board, thus far a dialogue on commodity groups and customs preferences at the technical level should be established within the framework of negotiations between two associations. It is also necessary to determine which preferences the parties are ready to give each other.
“The EEC is interested in finding a common understanding with MERCOSUR on the formation of a free trade area,” – Tigran Sargsyan emphasized.
The Ambassador of Argentina noted, in turn, some prospects for the development of relations between two associations combining a population of 500 mln people. On behalf of the highest authorities, he expressed Argentina’s readiness to support the dialogue between MERCOSUR and the EAEU.
“In today’s global environment, it’s high time for two regions of the future to start working for the establishment of a fair social order across the globe,” – believes Ricardo Ernesto Lagorio.