ArmInfo. In the nearest future the representatives of three large French companies willvisit Armenia to learn about the investment opportunities of the country. This was stated to journalists by Suren Karayan, the Minister of Economic Development and Investments of Armenia on March 16.
According to him, the matter refers to companies occupied in medicines production, food processing and industries. The agreement on the visit mentioned is reached based on the results of Serzh Sargsyan's visit to France. The Minister expressed his disagreement with the opinion stating that French capital runs away from Armenia. The Company of Orange has left Armenia, but it does not matter that all companies will do it. Moreover -here is just a matter of commercial deal. In distinct to Orange, another large French company - Carrefour- continues its activities in Armenia," the Minister mentioned. Suren Karayan thinks that one more reason of foreign companies interest to Armenia is that Armenia could become a platform to exit larger markets - EEU, European Union, USA and Canada. Minister stated also that there are solutions modified already in respect to logistics, hence this problem will not be actual for investors.
Yesterday in Moscow Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan at the joint briefing with Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that Armenia possesses a large potential in the aspect of transit to Iran and Persian Gulf. " We are ready to pay attention to certain projects in the aspect of transportation and logistics services, and we see a big potential in respect to the transit to Iran and Persian Gulf," Serzh Sargsyan mentioned accentuating the importance of regional cooperation.