A public open discussion is taking place online in Yerevan on Friday, during which the results of the study of the International Anti-Corruption Center Transparency International on privatization and foreign investments in Armenia in 1997-2020 will be presented.
An exchange of views is taking place with the participation of experts and officials.
During the meeting, it was noted that out of seven insurance companies operating in Armenia, four are of Russian origin. In the field of tourism, a significant share of the market also belongs to Russian tour companies, which offered relevant services to Armenian tour operators. However, the United States has also shown interest in Armenia, investing in the re-equipment of biological labs. However, according to the assurances of the researchers, these biological laboratories belong to Armenia.
Besides, over $ 10 billion has been withdrawn from Armenia since 1997, according to the analytical company Global Financial Integrity. Thus, according to the authors of the report, not enough measures and efforts are being made in Armenia to counter money laundering.