ArmInfo. Considering Switzerland's intention to switch from traditional sources of energy to renewable ones, Switzerland regards Armenia as a producer of solar panels. On the sidelines of the Armenian-Swiss business meeting on February 5, the chairman of the National Council of Switzerland, Dominique De Buman, said.
"Based on the realities that are in Armenia today, from the standpoint of renewable energy sources, I believe that we have all the prospects for cooperation in the scientific, technological and production spheres," he said. In this regard, De Buman said that today in the construction of a dam in southern Armenia, the opening of which is provided in a year, Swiss technology is already in use.
Besides, he noted that technology from Switzerland will be used in the salt plant launched today. Highly appreciating the sphere of winemaking in Armenia, in particular, the production of high-quality wines and grapes, Dominique De Buman noted that Switzerland is also considering the possibility of supply based on the exchange of Swiss technologies for obtaining more competitive wines. In particular, he stressed that already today certain Armenian wine associations use imported technologies from Switzerland.
In his assessment of the Armenian-Swiss cooperation, Mr. De Buman said: "Our economic relations have grown sufficiently, including the volume of trade, as evidenced by the statistical data for 2017. For the first time I was in Armenia 10 years ago and today I see positive trends from the point of view of economic development, which, of course, should play a role in stopping the outflow of population from the country. " Armenian Development Fund arranged Armenian-Swiss meeting. During the business meeting about 35 entrepreneurs took part in the IT, financial, tourist, transport and pharmaceutical fields. During the event meetings were held in the format of B2B. Swiss businessmen were presented with the business environment of Armenia, opportunities within the framework of free economic zones, including spheres with high investment potential, in particular tourism, IT and winemaking. And also the success stories of the Swiss winery St Jakobs Kelleri 1694 and the pharmaceutical company Azad Pharma in Armenia.