Sitting Of The Armenian-Georgian Intergovernmental Commission Held I

SITTING OF THE ARMENIAN-GEORGIAN INTERGOVERNMENTAL COMMISSION HELD IN YEREVAN

ArmRadio – Public Radio, Armenia
Oct 15 2007

The official opening ceremony of the 6th Armenian-Georgian
Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation was held at the
Government House of Receptions in Yerevan, Government’s Information
and Public Relations Department informs.

Greeting Georgian Prime Minister Zurab Noghaideli and the delegation
headed by him, RA Prime Minister Serge Sargsyan expressed confidence
that the Commission will succeed to sole the issues in the field
of economic cooperation and reach agreements that will promote the
further deepening of mutually beneficial economic and humanitarian ties
between the two countries. Emphasizing the importance of attraction
of investments from third countries for the development of Armenia
and Georgia, he underlined that it is necessary to take efforts in
the direction of establishing a common investment field.

According to the Prime Minister, it is necessary to intensify the
activity in the direction of working out joint projects for this
purpose. "It’s obvious that joint projects in any sphere practically
provide grater opportunities to receive investment assistance form
international financial institutions," the Armenian Prime Minister
underlined.

Serge Sargsyan also stressed the importance of enlarging cooperation in
the cultural and educational spheres, underlining that the two peoples
have much to present to each other, and humanitarian cooperation
is necessary for maintaining the friendly traditions between the
two peoples.

Georgian Prime Minister Zurab Noghaideli noted that he fully agrees
with RA PM Serge Sargsyan’s suggestions on establishing a common
investment field, thus creating a common market for investors
and underlined that efforts must be taken in this direction. PM
Noghaideli appreciated the cooperation in the spheres of energy and
transport. He noted that cooperation in the field of chemistry and
processing industry is prospective.

After confirming the agenda, the Intergovernmental Commission
discussed the process of accomplishment of the decisions taken
during the previous sitting, the current contractual-legal field
between the parties and the traits of development, perspectives of
economic development, cooperation in the fields of energy, transport,
agriculture, health and social security, finance, education and
culture, ecology, tourism, etc.

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