December 20, at the end of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in St. Petersburg, Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded Tigran Sargsyan the Order of Friendship.
To recall, Sargsyan served as chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission since February 2016.
In his speech, Putin noted Sargsyan's contribution to the development of the Eurasian Economic Union, noting, in particular, that work had been done to ensure that the EAEU became a truly effective economic union. "Awarding the Order of Friendship is a recognition of special merits in the development of friendly and allied relations between Russia and Armenia," the President emphasized.
To note, in 2020 the chairmanship in the EAEU passes from Armenia to Belarus. As Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission, Sargsyan will be replaced by the head of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus Mikhail Myasnikovich.