Politics 16:03 13/02/2018 Armenia

UK Trade and Investment Envoy to Armenia and Georgia visits Armenia

Today, the British Envoy to Armenia and Georgia, Mark Pritchard, MP, began his third visit to Armenia since his appointment in September 2017, to continue his exploration of opportunities to increase the volume of trade and investment between the UK and Armenia.

As the British Embassy in Yerevan reported, during his visit, Mr Pritchard will have meetings with the Minister of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources of Armenia Mr Ashot Manukyan, Mayor of Yerevan Taron Margaryan, Head of the State Tourism Committee Zarmine Zeytuntsyan and Head of Tourism Development Foundation Ara Khzmalyan as well as with business operators in Armenia.

The first two visits of the UK Trade and Investment Envoy to Armenia took place in October and November 2017. Mr Pritchard MP, used these two visits to learn more about Armenia and opportunities for closer collaboration through meetings with the Prime Minister of Armenia Karen Karapetyan, various Ministers as well as representatives of International Financial Institutions.

Mr Pritchard was appointed as British Trade and Investment Envoy to Armenia by the UK Prime Minister Theresa May on 12th September 2017, underscoring the UK's commitment to boosting bilateral trade and investment with Armenia.

It is noted that Trade and Investment Envoys are a network of parliamentarians appointed by the Prime Minister, drawn from across the political spectrum. They engage with one or more emerging markets where substantial trade and investment opportunities have been identified by the UK government. They support the drive for economic growth by building on the UK's existing relations with these markets and maximising bilateral trade.



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