Belarus (bbabo.net), - The countries of the Eurasian Economic Union do not have a unified and clear approach to building a common energy market, Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan said today, February 2, at a meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council in Almaty.
“In parallel with the discussion of issues of cooperation in the field of high technologies, our focus is on areas of interaction in which it is necessary to form common markets. Despite the fact that in 2025 it is planned to launch the functioning of common markets for gas, oil and petroleum products, today it is obvious that there is no clear unified approach of the member states from the perspective of the prospects for building and developing a common energy market,” stated the head of government of the Transcaucasian republic.
At the same time, Pashinyan expressed confidence that the creation of a common energy market will provide all EAEU countries with a number of key advantages, contributing to the sustainable development of their economies, improving the well-being of the population, and strengthening energy security.
Taking this into account, Yerevan believes that the dialogue should be aimed at finding compromise agreements.
Let us remind you that from January 1, 2024, Armenia assumed the chairmanship of the bodies of the Eurasian Economic Union. Throughout the year, the republic will chair the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council, the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council and the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission.
Nikol Pashinyan addressed the heads of the EAEU member states on January 16 on the occasion of Armenia’s chairmanship in the union’s bodies and outlined the main priorities. He called ensuring energy security one of the priority areas of activity of the integration association, emphasizing that the accelerated formation of common markets for electricity and energy resources with non-discriminatory operating principles should become one of the foundations for ensuring equal conditions for economic activity for all EAEU member states.