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David Stepanyan

Armenian PM met with President and Speaker of Swiss Parliament in Davos

Armenian PM met with President and Speaker of Swiss Parliament in  Davos

ArmInfo. Prime Minister of  Armenia Karen Karapetyan met in Davos with Swiss President Alain  Berset. According to the RA President's press office, the interlocutors noted  with satisfaction the high level of political relations between the  two countries, giving importance to the development and deepening of  trade and economic relations.

Karapetyan also met with the chairman of the National Council of  Switzerland, Dominique de Buman.  Having greeted Karapetyan, de Buman  noted that he was glad to meet with him and discuss the details and  preparatory work of the planned visit of the Swiss delegation to  Armenia in Davos.

Karapetyan in his turn congratulated de Buman on his assumption of  office, noting that in Armenia they value the personal contribution  of the latter to the development of bilateral relations. "This refers  to the recognition of the Genocide, to the balanced position of  Switzerland on the Nagorno-Karabakh issue, to a number of other  issues," the prime minister said.

Presenting to the attention of the interlocutor the economic  situation in Armenia, ongoing reforms and programs in the tax,  customs, agriculture and a number of other spheres, measures aimed at  improving the business environment, Karapetyan underscored the growth  of the main economic indicators recorded last year, expressing  confidence in the development of these trends.

Particularly accentuating the growth in trade turnover between  Armenia and Switzerland in 2017 in comparison with the previous year  by 3.5 times, the Armenian Prime Minister noted the presence of a  great potential for its development.

The parties discussed the possibility of creating a chamber of  commerce, as well as cooperation in the fields of winemaking, smart  agriculture, information technology, mining, renewable energy,  education, tourism and attracting Swiss businesses to these areas.  The prospects of opening a direct flight Yerevan-Zurich were  discussed.

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