December 16
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Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan is in Italy on an official visit.

Nikol Pashinyan today had a meeting with Carlo Ferro, President of the Italian Trade Agency (ICE), which is adjunct to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Ministry of Economic Development.

With satisfaction, Nikol Pashinyan underscored the high level of political dialogue between the two countries and the good dynamics of development of economic ties this year, evidence of which is the expansion of Italian capital in Armenia, the growth of trade turnover and the launch of Yerevan-Milan-Rome flights in January 2020 that will contribute to the growth of tourism and business relations.

Carlo Ferro welcomed the Prime Minister’s visit to Italy and stated that Italy is rather interested in the development of business cooperation with Armenia, impressed with the growth in the business sector and ready to consider the opportunities for joint initiatives. Ferro considered the holding of the Italian-Armenian business forum in Yerevan in June of this year and the one in Milan yesterday effective and proposed to consider the opportunity for capitalization of the results of those forums.

The Prime Minister stated that the Armenian government’s goal is to shape an economic and legislative environment for business in Armenia in line with European standards and ensure free and unlimited entrance into the Eurasian market. Pashinyan expressed gratitude to Carlo Ferro for the willingness to cooperate and offered him to present the current opportunities in Armenia to Italian investors and invited Ferro to Armenia.

The parties attached importance to the exchange of experience between small and medium-sized enterprises involved in the tourism sector and reached an agreement to continue discussions on future actions and specific programs.

After the meeting, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan gave an interview to the Italian Corriere della Sera daily newspaper.

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