YEREVAN (Public Radio of Armenia)—The French Armenian International Network (FAIR) was officially launched at a ceremony held at the Rhone-Alpes Regional Parliament. The ceremony was attended by President of the Rhone-Alpes Regional Council Jean-Jack Queyranne, Armenian Ambassador to France Vigen Chitechyan, ex-Ambassador of France to Armenia Henri Reynaud, a number of French-Armenian and French businessmen, officials and journalists.
President of the association, Aramazd Abedi, said entrepreneurs representing different fields will be involved in the activities of the network.
Vice-President Hilda Tchoboian said the association aims to promote economic synergies between the business entrepreneurs of the Rhone-Alpes region and their counterparts in Armenia for the creation of a regional hub, providing access to the region’s markets, such as Georgia, Iran, and other CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) countries.
The worldwide networking of FAIR shall include the still-untapped economic potential of the Armenian diaspora, from countries in the Middle-East to the Americas, as well as the countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
Ambassador Chitechyan said the Association will help promote the existing economic cooperation between Armenia and France. He added that Armenia’s membership in the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) will provide French companies with access to EEU markets.
Chitechyan stressed that “Armenia is ready to support the association by creating favorable conditions for all interested parties.”