Yovanovitch: U.S.-Armenia Business Contacts Expand


Oct 9, 2008

YEREVAN, October 9. /ARKA/. The U.S. Ambassador to Armenia Marie
Yovanovitch pointed out the trend toward expansion of U.S.-Armenia
business contacts at her meeting with Armenian Minister of Economy
Nerses Yeritsyan.

Yovanovitch expressed satisfaction with the existing trade and
economic links between the countries, the Press Service of the
Ministry reported.

The Minister briefed the Ambassador on the government priorities,
the work done and future plans. He also stressed the importance of
the sitting of Working Group of Armenian-American intergovernmental
commission on economic cooperation to be held in Washington in late

Yeritsyan informed the Ambassador about the measures taken for the
country to achieve superiority in the fields of education, healthcare,
finance, business environment and tourism.

A special National Competitiveness Council has been set up for this
purpose, Yerisyan said. He also said that Armenia will try to sign
a full-fledged free trade agreement with Europe. The Ambassador
made appraisal of the government programs and wished the Minister
successful implementation.

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