ArmInfo. Madagascar is delighted with the economic achievements of Armenia. This February 23 in Yerevan at a joint press conference with Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Madagascar Henri Rabari-Ndzaka said.
"Yesterday during the meeting with the Prime Minister of Armenia, I expressed my admiration for the achievements recorded by the Armenian economy after the crisis of 1996. I believe that Armenia's economic opportunities are in tune with the theme of the business forum that Yerevan plans to hold in the margins of the 17th OIF Summit in October this year, "the minister said.
Rabari-Nzaka also added that Armenia is a member of the integration project with 180 million market (Eurasian Economic Union-Ed.), Which opens new opportunities for Madagascar.
At the same time, he believes that Armenia and Madagascar can actively interact in the sphere of tourism. According to him, Madagascar's 5000 km coast, rich flora and fauna, and the Armenian side could contribute to increasing Madagascar's recognition for its citizens. According to him, Armenia and Madagascar have a serious potential for implementing joint projects.
Rabari-Ndzak also informed that in May this year the President of Madagascar Eri Radzanarimampianina will pay a state visit to Armenia, and the details of the visit are already being worked out.
In turn, Nalbandian stated that the data on the volume of mutual trade turnover between Armenia and Madagascar are disappointing. "This is one of the reasons for our decision to make active efforts to stimulate cooperation." Relations between our countries were established back in Soviet times, then we actively interacted, so the current level of cooperation can not satisfy us. "We need to take active steps to give a new impetus to our cooperation ", the Armenian Foreign Minister said.
Speaking about the forthcoming summit of Francophonie in Yerevan, Nalbandian informed that the event will be held under the motto "To live together." According to him, in Armenia they know firsthand what it means to live together, because by coincidence of historical circumstances, today Armenians live in more than 100 countries of the world, create and develop. He also expressed the hope that an important document will be signed at the summit of the International Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Yerevan Pact, if its members are approved by the organization, which will become one of the fundamental documents of the organization. "It is also planned to hold a business forum that will promote the promotion of trade and economic relations within the framework of the MOF and create a network for businessmen of the member countries of the Francophonie," Nalbandian said.