ArmInfo. Despite the obvious growth in the economic relations between Armenia and the Czech Republic, nevertheless, there are all prospects for expanding the scope of cooperation. Suren Karayan said this on September 13 during a meeting with the Czech delegation headed by Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, Vladimir Bartl.
According to the press service of the department, the sides discussed the results of the meeting of the third intergovernmental Armenian-Czech commission, in particular cooperation in the spheres of industry, tourism and energy.
During the meeting, the Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary Ambassador of the EU to Armenia Piotr Switalsky also took part. In his opinion, today all prerequisites have been created for launching direct Yerevan-Prague flights. At the same time, he noted investment opportunities in the framework of the Green City program, developed by the Czech company.
According to the source, the parties highly appreciated the role of ambassadors in the development of trade and economic relations. The Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary Ambassador of Armenia to the Czech Republic Tigran Seyranyan informed that this year in October another business forum will take place, in which the president of the Czech Senate will take part.
At the same time, the parties raised the issue of the upcoming visit Karayan to the Czech Republic, within the framework of which it is planned to discuss the possibilities of attracting Czech investments to Armenia.
According to Armenian National Statistics data, foreign trade turnover between Armenia and the Czech Republic in Jan-July 2017 increased by 88.8% per annum - up to $ 14.9 million. At the same time, imports increased 2.1 times to $ 14 million, with the export decline of 27.5% to $ 952.2 thousand.