Armenian army holds battalion-sized live fire exercises

Armenian army holds battalion-sized live fire exercises

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 17:02, 1 November, 2019

YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 1, ARMENPRESS. A military base of the 4th Army Corps held a battalion-sized live fire military exercise October 29-31, the Armenian defense ministry said.

Major General A. Makaryan, the head of the Combat Readiness Department of the Armenian Armed Forces and Deputy Chief of the General Staff, observed the drills.

By the scenario the battalion launched an offensive in mountainous terrain, captured elevated positions, improved its vanguard positions and took defensive positions until backup troops would arrive.

Colonel A. Budaghyan, Chief of Staff of the Army Corps, thanked the troops and encouraged distinguished soldiers at the end of the drills.

Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan

Armenian foreign ministry actively works in launching visa liberalization dialogue with EU

Armenian foreign ministry actively works in launching visa liberalization dialogue with EU

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 17:04, 1 November, 2019

YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 1, ARMENPRESS. The Foreign Ministry of Armenia is actively working towards the launch of a visa liberalization dialogue with the European Union, Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan said in the Parliament on November 1.

“The visa liberalization process is a very important and vital issue for us. We are working both with the Commission and the member states. We are also working very actively at the bilateral level in order to be able to make closer that moment and have the launch of the dialogue process for the liberalization of visas. The dialogue process is not the liberalization yet, but is a very vital stage for moving forward that process”, the FM said.

The minister added that for Armenia it’s a priority issue to reach to the point when it will be able to announce the launch of that dialogue.

Edited and translated by Aneta Harutyunyan




Armenian foreign ministry actively works in launching visa liberalization dialogue with EU

Armenian foreign ministry actively works in launching visa liberalization dialogue with EU

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 17:04, 1 November, 2019

YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 1, ARMENPRESS. The Foreign Ministry of Armenia is actively working towards the launch of a visa liberalization dialogue with the European Union, Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan said in the Parliament on November 1.

“The visa liberalization process is a very important and vital issue for us. We are working both with the Commission and the member states. We are also working very actively at the bilateral level in order to be able to make closer that moment and have the launch of the dialogue process for the liberalization of visas. The dialogue process is not the liberalization yet, but is a very vital stage for moving forward that process”, the FM said.

The minister added that for Armenia it’s a priority issue to reach to the point when it will be able to announce the launch of that dialogue.

Edited and translated by Aneta Harutyunyan




Speaker Mirzoyan, Ambassador Wiktorin discuss Armenia-EU agenda

Speaker Mirzoyan, Ambassador Wiktorin discuss Armenia-EU agenda

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 17:08, 1 November, 2019

YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 1, ARMENPRESS. Speaker of Parliament Ararat Mirzoyan on November 1 received Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Andrea Wiktorin, the Parliament told Armenpress.

During the meeting the Speaker expressed the firm commitment of Armenia and the Parliament to develop the relations with the EU and strengthen the partnership based on democratic values. The Speaker thanked the EU Ambassador for the support provided to the ongoing projects and democratic reforms in Armenia and introduced the directions and programs Armenia is going to implement.

Andrea Wiktorin said she is very happy to see this progress registered by Armenia, stating that the EU is ready and wants to support the ongoing reforms in Armenia. The sides discussed wide range of issues relating to the Armenia-EU agenda.

At the meeting a number of already existing and new possible programs with the Parliament’s partnership with the EU were discussed.

Andrea Wiktorin assured that the EU will continue to support Armenia in strengthening the democracy.

Edited and translated by Aneta Harutyunyan




Speaker Mirzoyan, Ambassador Wiktorin discuss Armenia-EU agenda

Speaker Mirzoyan, Ambassador Wiktorin discuss Armenia-EU agenda

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 17:08, 1 November, 2019

YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 1, ARMENPRESS. Speaker of Parliament Ararat Mirzoyan on November 1 received Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Andrea Wiktorin, the Parliament told Armenpress.

During the meeting the Speaker expressed the firm commitment of Armenia and the Parliament to develop the relations with the EU and strengthen the partnership based on democratic values. The Speaker thanked the EU Ambassador for the support provided to the ongoing projects and democratic reforms in Armenia and introduced the directions and programs Armenia is going to implement.

Andrea Wiktorin said she is very happy to see this progress registered by Armenia, stating that the EU is ready and wants to support the ongoing reforms in Armenia. The sides discussed wide range of issues relating to the Armenia-EU agenda.

At the meeting a number of already existing and new possible programs with the Parliament’s partnership with the EU were discussed.

Andrea Wiktorin assured that the EU will continue to support Armenia in strengthening the democracy.

Edited and translated by Aneta Harutyunyan




Central Bank of Armenia: exchange rates and prices of precious metals – 01-11-19

Central Bank of Armenia: exchange rates and prices of precious metals – 01-11-19

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 17:44, 1 November, 2019

YEREVAN, 1 NOVEMBER, ARMENPRESS. The Central Bank of Armenia informs “Armenpress” that today, 1 November, USD exchange rate up by 0.36 drams to 476.46 drams. EUR exchange rate down by 0.55 drams to 531.16 drams. Russian Ruble exchange rate up by 0.01 drams to 7.45 drams. GBP exchange rate up by 0.75 drams to 616.92 drams.

The Central Bank has set the following prices for precious metals.

Gold price up by 387.91 drams to 23145.55 drams. Silver price up by 6.26 drams to 276.58 drams. Platinum price up by 286.36 drams to 14338.16 drams.

Central Bank of Armenia: exchange rates and prices of precious metals – 01-11-19

Central Bank of Armenia: exchange rates and prices of precious metals – 01-11-19

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 17:44, 1 November, 2019

YEREVAN, 1 NOVEMBER, ARMENPRESS. The Central Bank of Armenia informs “Armenpress” that today, 1 November, USD exchange rate up by 0.36 drams to 476.46 drams. EUR exchange rate down by 0.55 drams to 531.16 drams. Russian Ruble exchange rate up by 0.01 drams to 7.45 drams. GBP exchange rate up by 0.75 drams to 616.92 drams.

The Central Bank has set the following prices for precious metals.

Gold price up by 387.91 drams to 23145.55 drams. Silver price up by 6.26 drams to 276.58 drams. Platinum price up by 286.36 drams to 14338.16 drams.

International brands with Made In Armenia label: 4 major garment factories opened in Armenia

International brands with Made In Armenia label: 4 major garment factories opened in Armenia

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 17:59, 1 November, 2019

YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 1, ARMENPRESS. From now on the clothes of several international brands will be produced in Armenia and will be exported to the European and Russian markets with “Made in Armenia” label.

The opening ceremony of 4 garment factories of Sartex, Asa Garment, Alex Textile and Texas Production was held on November 1 in Yerevan. The ceremony was attended by Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pahsinyan who toured the factories, got acquainted with the production process and the products.

“More than 3000 people will work here in the future. The production will be exported mainly to the European, also Russian markets. All products are with Made in Armenia label”, director of the Asa Garment, Alex Textile and Texas Production companies Marat Movsisyan said.

Sartex has been founded by the Italian Sartis and Armenian Alex Textile companies. Sartex represents Sartis Italian company in Armenia. The company is engaged in production of clothes of MaxMara, Moncler, Peuterey, Dolce&Gabana, Dainese and other famous brands. Director of the company Mkhitar Aghabekyan said they want the Made in Armenia label become a quality guarantor.

Asa Garment is an Armenian-Chinese company engaged in production of the French Jennifer brand’s clothes. The company also holds talks for producing ZARA brand clothes. At the moment the company has 300 employees, but soon this number will reach 1000.

Alex Textile produces clothes for the Russian companies.

International brands with Made In Armenia label: 4 major garment factories opened in Armenia

International brands with Made In Armenia label: 4 major garment factories opened in Armenia

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 17:59, 1 November, 2019

YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 1, ARMENPRESS. From now on the clothes of several international brands will be produced in Armenia and will be exported to the European and Russian markets with “Made in Armenia” label.

The opening ceremony of 4 garment factories of Sartex, Asa Garment, Alex Textile and Texas Production was held on November 1 in Yerevan. The ceremony was attended by Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pahsinyan who toured the factories, got acquainted with the production process and the products.

“More than 3000 people will work here in the future. The production will be exported mainly to the European, also Russian markets. All products are with Made in Armenia label”, director of the Asa Garment, Alex Textile and Texas Production companies Marat Movsisyan said.

Sartex has been founded by the Italian Sartis and Armenian Alex Textile companies. Sartex represents Sartis Italian company in Armenia. The company is engaged in production of clothes of MaxMara, Moncler, Peuterey, Dolce&Gabana, Dainese and other famous brands. Director of the company Mkhitar Aghabekyan said they want the Made in Armenia label become a quality guarantor.

Asa Garment is an Armenian-Chinese company engaged in production of the French Jennifer brand’s clothes. The company also holds talks for producing ZARA brand clothes. At the moment the company has 300 employees, but soon this number will reach 1000.

Alex Textile produces clothes for the Russian companies.

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