Tigran Sargsyan: NKR Economy Should Develop Faster That Of Armenia’s


22.06.2009 19:05 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Bridge Artsakh economic forum, initiated by the RA
Association of Industrialists and Businessmen and Master International
Integration Support Center, took place in Stepanakert June 20-21,
under NKR President’s patronage and government’s support, reported
the press office of the NKR MFA.

Over 300 businessmen from various countries, representatives of
official structures, and RA government’s delegation led by Prime
Minister Tigran Sargsyan participated in the unprecedented for
NKR event.

The forum, with its basic topic "State and Business: From Dialogue
to Cooperation", was aimed at attracting interest to the NKR economy,
in particular, to investing in it.

"As you know, after the imposed-on-us destructive war, our country’s
rehabilitation was constantly in the focus of Armenia’s and Diaspora’s
attention. Just thanks to the joint efforts, the Nagorno Karabakh
Republic could change for a short period and generally overcome
the consequences of the sharp humanitarian crisis and the post-war
hardships," NKR President Bako Sahakyan said in his opening remarks.

For his part, RA PM Tigran Sargsyan emphasized the importance of
on-site familiarizing with the economic situation and investment
facilities of NKR. He also stressed that, taking into account the
nationwide significance of Artsakh, the Armenian government should do
everything for intensifying the economic development of NKR and making
the living standards in Nagorno Karabakh higher than those in Armenia.

During the sectional meetings, various issues of up-to-date business
were discussed. The forum participants familiarized with the prospects
of economic development and the investment facilities of NKR. The
offered-at-the-forum ideas will be put into practice via specific
business-programs aimed at the development of local industry and
creation of new jobs.

On the sidelines of the forum, Mr. Sargsyan met with his counterpart
Araik Harutyunyan to discuss the current economic situation in Armenia
and measures to be taken to overcome the consequences of the crisis.

"NKR economy should develop faster that of Armenia’s," the Armenian
PM said.

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