On February 8, the founding meeting of the Russian-Armenian Business Council was held at the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, to which Sergey Katyrin, President of the Chamber, addressed with a welcoming speech.
In his speech, Sergey Katyrin noted that with the creation of the Council, “we are not starting from scratch”. “The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Russia and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Armenia have long-term close relations, we regularly hold events, both in bilateral and multilateral formats,” Sergey Katyrin emphasized.
He recalled that there are 77 business councils at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which are engaged in the development of business ties between entrepreneurs. An important part of the activity of the councils is working with intergovernmental commissions, identifying problems and finding solutions. Thus, the councils have the opportunity to go to the government level, said the head of the Chamber. Our entrepreneurs work with countries around Russia, priority is given to the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union, Sergey Katyrin said, noting a significant increase in trade with Armenia. Among the problems that the Council will have to solve, Sergey Katyrin named logistics and mutual settlements.
The President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation nominated Tatyana Bakalchuk, the founder and CEO of the Wildberries online platform, for election as the Chairwoman of the Russian-Armenian Business Council.
At the suggestion of Vladimir Padalko, Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, a vote was held on the candidacy of Tatyana Vladimirovna Bakalchuk, who was unanimously elected Chairwoman of the Council. In her speech, Tatyana Bakalchuk noted that the interaction between the two countries is active and the Business Council has an extensive program of activities ahead. “We will continue to strengthen friendship and cooperation between entrepreneurs of Russia and Armenia,” she said, introducing the Executive Director of the Council Mikhail Rumyantsev to the audience.
The meeting participants were introduced to the Chairwoman of the Armenian-Russian Business Council Shaherina Mkrtchyan, Director of the "Yerevan City" supermarket chain.
Press Service of the Chamber