YEREVAN, September 18. / ARKA /. Representatives of Armenian small and medium-sized businesses are meeting today in Yerevan with Russian peers who have come here as part of a Business Marathon 2013 Russian project to explore possibilities of establishing contacts with local companies.
According to Karen Martirosyan, the executive director of the Chamber of Commerce of Yerevan, about 180 Armenian SMEs have confirmed their interest in negotiations with Russian peers.
Dmitry Knyazev, head of a Moscow government department in charge of industrial policy and entrepreneurship, said the Moscow government is interested in finding new markets for Moscow-produced goods and services.
"The most important thing is to give a signal to businesses that if there is a mutual interest in cooperation, we can work independently, without representative of the executive power,” he said.
‘It is important to take persistent, purposeful steps to find partners, including information partners who can help navigate in regions ", he added.
Knyazev said the Moscow government is prepared to receive Armenian businesspeople in Moscow. "We are ready to work on different levels - government, federal, state and local - to ensure that businesses from both countries open new horizons for cooperation, " he said.
"Business - Marathon 2013” is taking place this year in 50 cities in Russia and neighboring countries. -0-