Upgrading of state management system - necessity

YEREVAN, JUNE 25, ARMENPRESS: Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan
received today delegation headed by the director of the World Bank's
Europe and Central Asia economic policy regional department Luka
Barbone. At the event present were the head of the World Bank Armenia
office Aristomene Varudakis.

Governmental press service told Armenpress that the delegation arrived
in Armenia to take part in the conference on migration and remittances
affairs organized by the World Bank.

Welcoming the guests the prime minister highly assessed the three-year
long activity of Varudakis and expressed gratitude for joint and
effective work.

During the meeting the interlocutors discussed the process of
cooperation between the Armenian government and WB and further
activities. Tigran Sargsyan presented the current state of Armenia's
economy and the main challenges caused by the crisis, particularly
pointing out the necessity of diversification of the economy, ensuring
favorable investment environment and equal competitive conditions and
the steps of the government undertaken in that direction.

The parties also highlighted the upgrading of state management system,
particularly the implementation of reforms in tax and customs spheres.
Luka Barbone reiterated the readiness of the World Bank to assist in
the implementation of reforms.

From: A. Papazian