Ara Abramyan

Chairman of International Forum of the
Eurasian Partnership IFEP Coordinating Council

 — Narek Kchachatryan -executive director of International Forum of the Eurasian Partnership IFEP.

The third International Forum of the Eurasian Partnership (IFEP), which will be held on October 22-24, 2018 in the capital of Armenia, Yerevan.

The forum is organized on the initiative of Mr. Ara Abramyan, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and the Chairman of IFEP Coordinating Council.

The Eurasian Economic Commission, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation – the partners of the forum, confirmed their participation in the organization and holding of the forum.

The main goal of the forum is to create a discussion and information platform for bilateral and multilateral economic cooperation between Armenia, EAEU, CIS, EU, BRICS, SCO, as well as the bordering and other countries.

As the Forum’s two-year long history shows, it is one of the largest in Armenia in terms of number of countries involved, scope of topics of discussion and other indicators. Representatives of federal executive bodies, business, expert community, financial structures of the countries of the EAEU, the European Union, the United States, China and other countries take part in the events of the forum.

For instance, more than 900 participants took part in the second International Forum of Eurasian Partnership, which was held on October 5-7, 2017 in Armenia, along with the President of the Republic of Armenia, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, the delegation of the Eurasian Economic Commission headed by the Chairman, Tigran Sargsyan, the delegation of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation headed by the Minister, Denis Manturov, delegation of the Ministry of Industry of the Republic of Belarus, headed by the Minister, Vitaly Vovk, the delegation of the Ministry of Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, headed by the First Vice-Minister, Alik Aidarbaev, the delegation of the Ministry of Economic Development and Investments of the Republic of Armenia, headed by the Minister, Suren Karayan. With regard to the bilateral Russian-Armenian cooperation, this forum was combined with the sixth Russian-Armenian Interregional Forum, with the aim of covering various spheres of interaction between the Republic of Armenia and the Russian Federation.


As a result, 12 cooperation agreements were signed – in particular:


  • Agreement between JSC “Russian Export Center” and JSC “Soglasie” within the framework of promotion of foreign economic projects. Creation of the necessary infrastructure in the free economic zone of the Republic of Armenia on the border with the Islamic Republic of Iran to promote cross-border export operations with third countries with the application of a special regime and preferences.
  • Agreement between CJSC “Gazprom Armenia”, JSC “Radar MMS” (Russia) and “YEA Engineering” (Armenia), which implies an introduction of an integrated technological corporate network in CJSC “Gazprom Armenia”.
  • Agreement between JSC “Avangard” and CJSC “Locator”, which will solve the issues of intellectualizing the management of integrated security of industrial, transportation and energy facilities.


Forum is aimed at identifying effective solutions that will stimulate regional economic consolidation and development of open innovations that contribute to increase of investment flows.