ArmInfo. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan held a number of meetings with the heads of large companies.
According to the press service of the government, Karen Karapetyan held his first meeting with Hans-Paul Burkner, president and CEO of BCG (Boston Consulting Group,). The company is one of the three leading consulting companies in the world. During the meeting, the parties discussed prospects for cooperation between BCG and BCG Digital Ventures. Karen Karapetyan stressed that Armenia can be attractive for the company, both from the point of view of cooperation with it, both with a single country and access to regional markets. According to the Prime Minister, this is facilitated by the membership of the republic in the Eurasian Economic Union, Armenia enjoys the privileges of the EU + GPS + regime, and with the neighboring Iran a free economic zone has been created in Meghri, which opens up new opportunities. The interlocutors discussed the directions of long-term cooperation. Currently, the company "BCG" is represented in 50 countries around the world.
During the next meeting with the general executive director of the VEON group of companies, Jean Yves Charley and the head of external relations of the company Mark McGhan, the Prime Minister of Armenia noted that Armenia appreciates the established cooperation with VEON, expressing hope for the expansion of the company in Armenia. The interlocutors discussed, in particular, the draft of the digital agenda, pointing out its importance for the further development of the country's economy. Representatives of VEON noted that they were satisfied with the results of the company's activities in 2017, and the Group's programs will be continued. "We are optimistic about Armenia and the region and believe that it is becoming more attractive for foreign investments," Jean-Yves Charlie said, having informed that he will again visit Armenia in the near future.