Office of the Prime Minister, Armenia
Dec 5 2010

The Prime Minister and the newly appointed French ambassador discuss
furtherance of economic cooperation

Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan received newly appointed Ambassador
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the French Republic to the
Republic of Armenia Henri Renaud.

Complimenting the Ambassador on appointment, the Prime Minister wished
him every success all the way through his tenure of office in our
country. Highly appreciative of the traditional bonds of friendship,
Prime Minister Sargsyan expressed conviction that Mr. Renaud would
promote effective interaction between the two countries.

Looking at ways of expanding economic cooperation, the parties
discussed the possibility of making joint efforts in postal services,
insurance, energy, information technologies, agriculture, wine
industry, pharmaceuticals and perfumery.

Ambassador Renaud said to be highly honored by his appointment as the
French Ambassador to Armenia which is quite meaningful considering
that Armenians are held in special respect by the French people.
Reminding that France is the largest European investor in Armenia as
evidenced by the progress achieved in all spheres of interaction, the
Ambassador assured of his willingness to build on the existing ties of

At the request of his guest, the head of government outlined the model
and the priorities of Armenia's economic development.

From: A. Papazian