Friday, October 27 2017 17:25
Marianna Mkrtchyan

Yerevan and Athens are looking for ways to deepen economic cooperation

ArmInfo. In Athens, the first meeting of the special working group of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Armenia and Greece was held.

As the press service of the Armenian Foreign Ministry told ArmInfo, Shahen Avagyan, Secretary General of the RA Ministry of Foreign Affairs, headed the group from the Armenian side, and Yannis Amanatidis, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs headed the Greek side. The Ambassador of Armenia to Greece Fadey Charchoghlyan also participated in the meeting.

On the agenda of the meeting is discussion of ways to stimulate economic relations between the two countries. The two sides, expressing satisfaction with the existing level of political relations, stressed the need to use all the potential for bringing to the same level the economic interaction.

Amanatidis stressed that Greece is consistent in the issue of promoting bilateral relations with Armenia through active cooperation in all areas of mutual interest. He expressed hope that this special group will help define promising areas for the development of trade and economic relations.

Avagyan noted the value of the existing strong regulatory framework in the economic sphere between the two countries and presented possible directions for the development of the Armenian-Greek economic relations, including the involvement of Greek companies in the work of the Free Economic Zone opening in Armenia; activation of cooperation of Greece with the Eurasian Economic Union, through Yerevan; use of opportunities, within the framework of Armenia-EU cooperation (, GSP +, COSME).

The meeting also touched upon a wide range of issues, including the participation of Greek companies in the business forum held in the fields of the Francophonie summit in Yerevan in 2018, the holding of the Armenian-Greek business forum, the organization and holding of the next meeting of the Armenian-Greek intergovernmental commission on economy, industry and technology.

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