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The official visit of Foreign Minister Oskanian to Italy
Today, in course of his official visit to Italy, Minister Oskanian had
meetings with municipal authorities and business circles of Venice. The
General Secretary of the Venice Trade Chamber, Romano Tiotso, and local
businessmen received the minister. The talks were held about the necessity
of starting Armenian-Italian relations at the regional level.
Both sides marked the close historical ties and traditions between Venice
and Armenia, in which the role of the Mkhitarians’ Unity is significant in
our days. The two sides also underlined the importance of bilateral
cooperation in the sphere of small and medium-size business. In this field,
winemaking, agricultural production, tourism, and light industry were
considered as the most viable arenas.
The two sides agreed to arrange mutual visits of business groups, exchange
of experts, and business forums, in order to elaborate concrete programs of
cooperation. Minister Oskanian then met with local press.
In the afternoon, a meeting was held with the municipal authorities. In the
course of the meeting, Minister Oskanian expressed his gratitude to the
municipal authorities for their care for the Mkhitarians’ Unity, which held
a crucial role in maintaining the Armenian institutions of S. Ghazar island.