ArmInfo. Prime Minister of Armenia Karen Karapetyan in Dilijan, within the framework of the annual gathering of a subgroup of IMF/WB countries headed by Belgium and the Netherlands, held a meeting with the delegation headed by First Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Dimitri Kumshishvili.
As the parliamentary press service reports, the Prime Minister of Armenia and the First Deputy Prime Minister of Georgia discussed issues concerning the agenda of the Armenian-Georgian relations and, in particular, economic cooperation. Karen Karapetyan and Dimitry Kumsishvili touched upon joint programs in various spheres, positively assessed their progress and discussed further steps. The parties noted with satisfaction that in recent months the volume of trade turnover between Armenia and Georgia has been steadily growing and it is necessary to work consistently in the direction of increasing these rates.
The interlocutors confirmed mutual readiness to continue active cooperation in the direction of stimulating the ties between the business circles of the two countries, attracting investments, cooperation within the framework of free economic zones and in the sphere of tourism, deepening intercultural ties.
Exports from Armenia in January December 2016 amounted to 1 billion 782 million 924.7 thousand USD. According to the National Statistical Service of Armenia, the growth of exports compared to 2015 was 20%. At the same time, imports to Armenia in 2016 increased by 1.6% and amounted to 3 billion 292 million 425.3 thousand USD. The volume of bilateral trade with neighboring Georgia increased by 27.7% and amounted to 245 million 261.5 thousand USD.