Wednesday, February 7 2018 12:24
Alexandr Avanesov

Dominique de Buman: Armenia can become an attractive country for the Swiss business

Dominique de Buman: Armenia can become an attractive country for the  Swiss business

ArmInfo. Armenia stresses  the importance of the consistent development of interparliamentary  cooperation with Switzerland, and is interested in developing  bilateral ties in all areas. The Prime Minister of Armenia Karen  Karapetyan said this at a meeting with the chairman of the National  Council of Switzerland (lower house of parliament) Dominik de Buman  on the eve of the meeting with the press service of the Armenian  government.

"In Davos, I already had the opportunity to state the importance of  implementing steps aimed at strengthening economic cooperation  between Armenia and Switzerland, in this context I want to emphasize  once again the importance of an organized business forum," Karen  Karapetyan said.  Dominique de Buman, in his turn, noted that the  Armenian-Swiss business forum organized in Yerevan turned out to be  fruitful. In particular, the prospects of the Armenian-Swiss economic  interaction and joint programs were discussed. 

He found the direction of cooperation to be perspective, such as  agriculture, including winemaking.  Dominique de Buman informed that  one Swiss winemaking company, which has great traditions, has already  established partnership relations with its Armenian counterparts. "I  am sure that in the field of agriculture we will be able to establish  good relations, exchange experience, jointly implement various  programs, since there are necessary conditions and reliable  production in Armenia," Dominique de Buman said. He also pointed to  the importance of cooperation in the field of renewable energy, in  particular, in the export of solar panels, as well as in the field of  pharmaceuticals and tourism. According to the head of the lower house  of the Swiss parliament, Armenia can become an attractive country for  the Swiss business.

During the meeting, the RA Prime Minister expressed gratitude to the  Swiss Development Agency for assistance in implementing various  programs in Armenia. "We are open for cooperation and ready to assist  the Swiss companies. In 2017, the trade turnover between our  countries has grown 3.6 times, and therefore it is necessary to  conduct consistent work to maintain these rates." I am confident that  Armenia for Swiss capital can become an interesting country,  referring to the availability of trade privileges with the EEA, the  EU, the United States and Iran, "the head of the Armenian Government  said.

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