June 01, 2012 | 14:47

YEREVAN. - A business forum, entitled "Armenia: New Market for Italian
Companies," was held in Venice on May 25, and under the auspices of
Armenia's Embassy in Italy, MFA informed Armenian

Around eighty Italian company representatives took part in the event.

Armenia's Deputy Economy Minister Tigran Harutyunyan and Armenian
Development Agency Director Robert Harutyunyan, who had arrived from
Armenia to attend the Forum, spoke about the country's current business
climate and the steps being undertaken to improve it.

The Forum participants were also informed about Armenia's export-import
indicators and main domains, and renowned international rating
agencies' assessments on the country.

Armenian Embassy's adviser, B. Sahakyan, reflected on the Embassy's
activities toward developing Armenian-Italian business ties.

It was stressed that Armenia could become a beneficial partner for
Armenia, in terms of exporting jointly-made products to the regional

And Director Arthur Ghazinyan of the Center for European Studies
presented the latest developments in Armenia's relations with EU.

From: A. Papazian