Sargsyan Talks Business with US Trade Dept. Delegation

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan met Thursday with a delegation from the US Department of Trade and Markets Availability and Conformity to discuss the improvement of Armenia’s business environment, the protection of intellectual property, tax and customs reforms, and other economic issues.

US Assistant Secretary David Bohigian, who headed the delegation, told Sargsyan that Armenia’s economic growth last year was impressive and the US hopes it continues on that same course.

The American experience and approaches, Sargsyan told Bohigian, may be quite useful for Armenia in terms of promoting stronger American-Armenian relations.

Bohigian spoke about the US practice of encouraging oversees investmen’s and talked about and what can be done in this respect in Armenia.

During the meeting they discussed Armenia’s progress in commercializing its economy, regional cooperation, and the Armenia-California business forum scheduled for September, which will focus on boosting tourism, business services, pharmaceutics and chemical industry.

Sargsyan discussed with Bohigian his government’s priorities, the status of ongoing reforms, and the Armenia’s National Competitiveness Council, a boyd set up to build cooperation between the private and public sector.

Armenia’s commitmen’s to the US government-funded Millennium Challenge Corporation were also discussed.

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