YEREVAN, May 13. / ARKA /. Representatives of Swedish companies Ericsson, ABB, Elekta and Education First will discuss new cooperation programs with Armenian counterparts in the fields of telecommunications, energy, health, education and others, the Armenian government said following a meeting today between Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan and a Swedish delegation headed by Minister of Trade and Northern Cooperation Eva Bjorling.
Vice President of Education First Carl Johan Westring was quoted as saying that it plans to open a representative office in Armenia.
Eva Bjorling said the delegation conveyed to the Armenia National Cancer Center a linear accelerator on behalf of the Swedish government.
"We are impressed with the level of cellular communication development in Armenia and this in mind we will continue to assist Armenia in the introduction of digital television," she said.
She noted that the main purpose of the visit to Armenia is to intensify bilateral business ties and increase bilateral trade.
In turn, Hovik Abrahamyan spoke about investment opportunities offered by the government and noted that Armenia's economy is open to investors, and the government is ready to assist foreign companies to step up their operations in Armenia.
"The Armenian government will do everything possible to further strengthen and deepen the relations between our countries," said Abrahamyan.
Abrahamyan also conveyed an invitation via Bjorling to Swedish Prime Minister to visit Armenia at a convenient time. -0-