September 19, 2011 | 15:04
YEREVAN. – The 7th “Fruitful Armenia” International Forum got underway on Monday in Armenia’s capital Yerevan.
Armenian Deputy PM and Regional Governance Minister Armen Gevorgyan and Agriculture Minister Sergo Karapetyan delivered the event’s opening remarks. In his talk, Gevorgyan reflected on recent opening of the new complex of Armenia’s Zvartnots International Airport and Argentinean-Armenian benefactor Eduardo Eurnekian’s charitable programs, specifically the “One Computer for Every Child” project, Fruitful Armenia Foundation representatives told Armenian News.NEWS.am.
Armen Gevorgyan also expressed a conviction that, through combining the efforts by such individuals and the state organizations, it will be possible to materialize projects which would turn Armenia into a regional leader, and also to have the region’s most productive agriculture.
After the Forum’s official opening, the Union of Manufacturers and Businessmen of Armenia (UMBA) and the Union of Manufacturers of Argentina (UMA) signed a memorandum on cooperation. The document was signed by UMBA President Arsen Ghazaryan and UMA President José Ignacio de Mendiguren. After the signing ceremony, Ghazaryan noted that this cooperation memorandum is extremely important in terms of increasing the volume of commodity turnover between Armenia and Argentina.