RA PRIME MINISTER TIGRAN SARGSYAN RECEIVED ARMANDE DE DECKER, THE SPEAKER OF THE SENATE OF THE KINGDOM OF BELGIUM
Frid ay, 2 October 2009
Greeting the guest, the head of the Armenian government said to
be pleased with the high level of Armenia-Belgium relationship and
added that meetings like this are a hood opportunity to speak about
bilateral ties and EU-Armenia cooperation.
The Prime Minister touched upon the possibilities for achieving
enhanced trade turnover between the two countries and furthering
cooperation in the diamond-processing sector.
The parties also looked at economic interaction development prospects,
including collaboration in the fields of high-technologies, tourism,
culture and telecommunications. In this context, highlighted were
the signing of an EU-Armenia agreement on free trade regime and the
implementation of the European Neighborhood Policy. The meeting agenda
likewise featured discussion of regional problems.
At the request of Armande de Becker, Tigran Sargsyan briefed him on the
impact of the global crisis on Armenia’s economy and his government’s