Monday, April 11 2016 20:54
Alina Hovhannisyan

Armenian Economy Ministry and GIZ intend to strengthen and deepen cooperation

Armenian Economy Ministry and GIZ intend to strengthen and deepen cooperation

ArmInfo. Armenia's Economy Minister Artsvik Minasyan received delegation of German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation  (GIZ) headed by country director Anne Dorit Kempa. During today's meeting the sides expressed mutual readiness to strengthen and deepen cooperation, the press-service of the ministry reports.

According to the source, the Armenian Economy Minister presented in details the priorities in projects implemented by GIZ, expressing hope for their continuance and efficient implementation. At the same time Minasyan touched upon a number of programs being implemented in the South Caucasus, including on development of real sector, approaching to EU legal standards in the South Caucasus, programs of local governance and public financial management. The Minister also talked about the programs in the field of SME, aimed at assisting the Syrians of Armenian descent, stimulating German investments and overcoming all the possible obstacles in this context. At the same time the Minister also raised the issue of implementation of educational programs, touched upon problems related to sustainable economic and social development as well as issues aimed at deepening of cooperation in tourism field.

Expressing satisfaction with such a deep research Anne Dorit Kempa informed that a delegation will arrive in Yerevan in June for evaluating the implemented projects and the discussions will most likely continue then and certain proposals will be made.

To recall, GIZ was established on 1 January 2011 and works in 130 countries of the world. GIZ works in a variety of fields, namely:  Economic development and employment; government, democracy and poverty reduction; education, health and social security; environment and infrastructure; and agriculture, fisheries and food. GIZ works primarily with states, state agencies, and the private sector (and not normally with for example non-governmental organizations, universities or research organizations). The representative office was opened in Armenia in 2014. 

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