Armenia-Lithuania Economic Relations Must Be More Active: Paulauskas

ARMENIAN-LITHUANIAN ECONOMIC RELATIONS MUST BE MORE ACTIVE: ARTURAS
PAULAUSKAS

YEREVAN, June 11. /ARKA/. Armenian-Lithuanian economic relations must
be intensified, Speaker of the Lithuanian Seym Arturas Paulauskas told
a news conference. He specified that the bilateral trade turnover is
“very small”. “Our potential is much greater,” Paulauskas said. He
pointed out that Lithuania has access to EU market, which can be of
interest to Armenia’s businessmen. He speaker of the Lithuanian
Parliament also pointed out that the two countries businessmen do not
hold frequent meetings and have no sufficient information on the
investment climate.

“We must fill this gap by intensifying economic relations,” Paulauskas
said. Responding to ARKA’s question concerning specific programs of
intensifying economic cooperation, Paulauskas reported that RA Prime
Minister Andranik Margaryan isl shortly to pay a visit to Lithuania.

“We have asked for the delegation to include businessmen, as the visit
agenda envisages an Armenian-Lithuanian business forum,” he said.

According to him, the forum will gather the two countries’ businessmen
at one table and allow them to elaborate a number of specific business
projects. “Business is private both in Lithuania and in Armenia, and
the Government can only contribute to a more favourable climate,” he
said. P.T. -0–

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