Publicat pe 18/04/2017

Bucharest, April 18th: The President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania (CCIR), Mr. Mihai Daraban, received today, April 18th, the visit of H.E. the Ambassador of Armenia in Romania, Mr. Hamlet Gasparian, at the CCIR Business Center headquarters.

The meeting focused on the state of economic relations between Romania and Armenia and the potential development of areas of cooperation between the two countries, focusing on the AGRI project.

The CCIR President, Mr. Mihai Daraban, assured the Ambassador of Armenia of his full support in informing the Romanian companies interested in the Armenian and South Caucasus market, stressing the need to identify specific projects in which Romanian companies could become subcontractors:”The energetic projects may be the foundation for the development of the economic cooperation, not only between Romania and Armenia, but they can also be an engine for the economic development for all countries that will benefit from them”.

S.E. the Ambassador of Armenia in Romania, Mr. Hamlet Gasparian said that statistics in Romania and Armenia do not correspond fully and therefore does not reflect the real situation in a consistent manner. Also, H.E. the Armenian Ambassador to Bucharest stressed that: “A direct airline to link between Armenia and Romania would bring major benefits for both sides (…) and the presence in the trade missions of some high-level representatives of the local authorities in each state would facilitate the businessmen access to the decision makers”.

First, in order to relaunch the economic relations between the two countries, the President of CCIR. Mr. Mihai Daraban proposed analyzing the benefits to sign a memorandum of cooperation with Armenia CCI to exchange more efficiently information. Armenian side proposed to organize a seminar “Doing Business in Armenia”.

The meeting was also attended by: Mr. Virgil Goagă, Director, External Relations, Mr. Ashot Grigorian, Minister Counselor and Mr. Radu Auneanu, CEO, Madora Chemicals SRL.

 

Background:

Currently, in our country, according to SNIA, on April 2017, there are 43 Armenian companies, with a total subscribed share capital of 316 893 Euro, according to official exchange rate of the April 11th, 2017 (Source: NTC by platform SNIA).