Yerevan proposed as site for Eurasian forum

15175Eurasian Expert Club offers to annually hold in Armenia a forum titled “Eurasian Yerevan Hearings”, whose purpose would be to discuss important regional issues with the participation of specialists of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) in end of September or beggining of October each year.

The suggestion was made by the members of Expert Club Aram Safaryan, Gagik Harutyunyan and Tatul Manaseryan, who gave a press conference in Yerevan.

“Based on its intellectual resources Armenia can claim the role of a platform, where the whole society of the Eurasian area with the involvement of government officials and politicians can discuss its concerns, ideas and develop new suggestions.”, Safaryan noted .

Harutyunyan for his part stressed the urgency of an initiative of this kind. “It should not be just an event, but should be a start of a work. It can also be an electronic platform, which will contribute to the increase of cooperation efficiency, as well as the well-being of the EEU member countries” he said.

Meanwhile, Manaseryan said. “Now it is the stage of developing rules of the game in the EEU, which is to be followed or should go in parallel with the stage of developing the agenda. We should not wait until being offered an agenda, Armenia should be an initiator in this case”, noting that n this process it would be possible to use not only the intellectual potential of Armenia,  but also of the Armenians all over the world.

They also discussed issues of creating a single EEU currency. According to the experts, the creation of the single currency must be preceded by a number of processes and stages which will take quite a long period of time. “The creation of a single currency is not a question of the nearest future”, Manaseryan analyzed.