May 30
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Armenia benefits from the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) membership, and there is hope that Yerevan will take this into account when building its foreign policy, said Dmitry Peskov, press secretary of the Russian president, RIA Novosti reported.

Peskov drew attention to the fact that the cooperation between Russia and Armenia is completely mutually beneficial. Also, he said that Armenia is the most dynamically developing country in the post-Soviet territory; its GDP exceeded 15 percent last year.

"That happens partly because of very close mutually beneficial cooperation with our country and Armenia's membership in the EAEU; that's for sure! This is shown by the numbers. The trade is increasing, the profit, transport services, simply the services, the financial sector is increasing... Armenia benefits from this; that is, the Armenian people benefit," said Peskov.

The Russian presidential press secretary is confident that "all this will be taken into account by the Armenian leadership when making decisions on foreign policy."

"It is, of course, a sovereign decision... We [i.e. Russia] are against dictating something to anyone. We are in favor of earning together, becoming happier and richer together. And we are sure that our Armenian friends also understand this," Peskov emphasized.

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