RUSSIAN STAVROPOL AND ARMENIA SEEK MORE ACTIVE BUSINESS CONTACTS
Feb 28 2005
YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 28, ARMENPRESS: A forty-member delegation of
businessmen from the southern Russian province of Stavropol, which
has a strong Armenian community, is expected to visit Armenia in late
March in an effort to establish new business contacts here.
In turn the Armenian Union of Businessmen and Industrialists plans
to organize an exhibition of Armenian-made goods in Stavropol.
According to Arsen Ghazarian, the chairman of the Union, the presence
of the strong Armenian community is looked upon as a factor that may
facilitate the entrance of Armenian goods to the region.
Viktor Milenin, the deputy trade minister of the Russian province,
said to Armenpress Stavropol businessmen are interested in Armenian
agricultural goods and jewelry. The annual trade between the province
and Armenia now stands at about $700,000.