Friday, September 14 2018 16:36
Alexandr Avanesov

Armenian Prime Minister invites investors to take part in economic  take-off

Armenian Prime Minister invites investors to take part in economic  take-off

ArmInfo."We invite all investors to take part in the economic breakthrough to which Armenia is preparing," Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said at a meeting with  representatives of the organization "Movement of French Enterprises"  (MEDEF) on September 14.

As the press service of the Armenian government informs, according to  Pashinyan the revolution that took place in Armenia would not have  made sense if it had not been possible to implement the revolution in  the economic sector. Prime Minister stressed that a nonviolent,  velvet revolution was carried out in Armenia that turned into a  revolution of values. At present, Nikol Pashinyan continued, the most  important stage begins - the implementation of the economic  revolution, for the success of which it is necessary to determine the  clear rules of the game. "We have stated these rules many times, but  not everyone believes it yet." After I was elected prime minister, I  invited representatives of the business community and told them that  they were free from the previous corruption obligations. "We offer  the business community just two conditions: business activity should  be legal, aimed at the opening of new jobs, as well as the  implementation of full-fledged payments to the state budget, "the  head of the Armenian government said.

He stressed that the executive body considered the alarms voiced by  business circles about the complex tax legislation. The government of  the country is already taking steps in this direction. However,  problems related to the old political system have not been fully  resolved. Many companies had to play by the old rules based on  corrupt deals. "By the way, by the time I was elected, "Carrefour"  was the only supermarket working within the law and I visited it  first." Under the old conditions, Carrefour faced recourse; currently  it has begun to develop again. "Currently, all supermarkets operate  within the law ", the Prime Minister noted. According to him, the  government had to explain itself with a number of foreign companies  of not destroying the business, but achieving the greatest  efficiency. Most of the deals concluded earlier did not take into  account the interests of Armenia and its people, and in this he does  not see the guilt of the companies. "When studying a number of  treaties, we saw that only the interests of individuals were taken  into account from the Armenian side, the interests of Armenia and its  people were not taken into account in most of the deals concluded  earlier." We must understand all these issues and find answers,  otherwise we will have a title without content ", - he said. "We want  to turn Armenia from an agrarian state to a high-tech country, and  it's not just empty ambitions," Pashinyan assured, stressing that the  field of information technologies in Armenia is developing  dynamically. "Companies engaged in high-tech production are already  showing a certain interest, and we invite all investors to take part  in the take-off to which Armenia is preparing," the Prime Minister  said. 

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