Visit of Karen Chshmaritian, Armenian Minister for Economy, to Johannes Hahn
Type: Visit to the Commission
Brussels - EC/Berlaymont
On 3 November 2014, Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, received Karen Chshmaritian, Armenian Minister for Economy. On this occasion, they signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support the private sector, public administration and justice sector reform in Armenia.
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||Arrival of Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, and handshake with Karen Chshmaritian, Armenian Minister for Economy
||Cutaway of photographers
||Handshake between Johannes Hahn and Karen Chshmaritian
||Round table with Johannes Hahn and Karen Chshmaritian (3 shots)
||Johannes Hahn and Karen Chshmaritian signing a Memorandum of Understanding to support the private sector, public administration and justice sector reform in Armenia (2 shots)
||Karen Chshmaritian giving a present to Johannes Hahn (3 shots)
||Soundbite by Johannes Hahn (in ENGLISH): I rely welcome the opportunity on my first day officially as Commissioner for Neighbourhood to have this agreement with Armenia that fixes our working relations in financial terms between 2014-2017 and it is about 140 and 170 million euros and I think the most important thing is that the money should be used to support SMEs which will help to further increase of competitiveness of Armenian industry and economy and this is all about to strengthen the ties between Armenia and the EU which is the biggest trading partner and in that respect I really welcome this agreement and I hope that there will be more agreements and that there will be certainly a closer cooperation between Armenia and the EU.
||Soundbite by Karen Chshmaritian (in ENGLISH): I also want to express our gratitude to the EU. The position of Armenia is to continue the cooperation in trade and investments mainly passing the economic reforms in all sectors of economy, to have more attractive investment climate, business climate for our European partners and we also want to thank the EU for its assistance in this.