ArmInfo. The seventh international exhibition EXPO-RUSSIA ARMENIA 2016 in Yerevan promises to be multisectoral, Svetlana Zabelina, director of the exhibition, said at a press conference on October 25. The event will cover the following fields: power engineering, machine building, metallurgy, transport and logistics, geology and mining industry, construction, chemical industry, communication and telecommunications, IT, innovations, investments, banks, insurance companies, food and agriculture, medicine, education, etc. Iran will take part in the exhibition for the first time.
EXPO-RUSSIA ARMENIA 2016 plus IRAN and a business forum timed to the exhibition will be held at Yerevan Expo on October 26-28. The exhibition aims to develop economic, scientific-technical, cultural and political cooperation between Russia and Armenia, to establish and strengthen ties, joint business, trade, economic and investment relations.
On October 25, the fifth business forum will make a presentation of 11 regions of Russia and 8 marzes of Armenia. Representatives of Belarus, Iran and Syria are expected to attend the event. On October 27-28, roundtables will be held at a number of ministries, as well as at the Committee of Urban Development of Armenia. On October 28, a Letter of Intent will be signed with the SME DNC. Nearly 500 companies from Belarus, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Syria, CIS will participate in EXPO RUSSIA ARMENIA 2016 plus IRAN. Representatives of the state structures and business circles of Iran will also take part in the event.
Russian Ambassador to Armenia Ivan Volynkin said that such exhibitions contribute to promotion of the bilateral trade and economic relations. "Interregional cooperation is a very promising format. Representatives of enterprises from many regions of Russia visit Armenia and establish contacts with the local companies from different Armenian marzes. These direct contacts make a huge contribution to the general success of economic cooperation," Volynkin said, stressing that the Armenian-Russian partnership is developing in all dimensions.
The event is organized by Zarubezh Expo (Russia) with the support of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Ministry of Economic Development under the patronage of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as well as the heads of the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the CIS member states.