YEREVAN, January 31. /ARKA/. Armenia-Czech Republic trade turnover amounted to $28.1 million in January-December 2013, an increase of 28.8% compared to the same period of the year before, press office of Armenian Development Agency reported.
Armenia’s exports to Czech Republic (mainly aluminum and black metals) were $8.4 million. Main articles of Czech exports to Armenia are nuclear reactors, boilers, equipment and mechanical spare parts, devices, products from black metals, glass, and vehicles.
There are currently more than 20 companies with Czech capital operating in Armenia.
An Armenian-Czech business forum will be held Friday in the framework of Armenian president Serzh Sargsyan’s visit to Czech Republic. The forum is held by the Armenian Development Agency and the Union of Manufacturers and Businessmen (Employers) of Armenia. The presidents, Czech minister of industry and trade Irji Chinchal and Armenian minister of economy Vahram Avanesyan are expected to participate in forum.
Head of the Armenian Development Agency Robert Harutiunyan will make a report on investment climate in Armenia.
Some 22 Armenian companies representing tourism, construction, agriculture, natural resources, chemical industry, jewelry production, security systems, pharmaceuticals, trade and hydro power plants with take part in the forum.
During his visit to Prague Armenian president met with his Czech counterpart Zeman, head of Cenate Milan Shteh, mayor of Prague Tomac Hudecek and Prague archbishop cardinal Dominique Duca. A number of bilateral cooperation agreements were signed.
Sargsyan is expected to meet with Czech premier Boguslaw Subotka and head of the lower house of parliament Yan Hamacek.
The president will meet also with the Czech Armenian community. –0—