France’s Macron to visit Armenia: ambassador

The Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA) signed recently between Armenia and the European Union, as well as Armenia taking over the chairmanship of La Francophonie Ministerial Conference play key roles in boosting the Armenian-French relations, including the economic cooperation, French Ambassador to Armenia Jonathan Lacôte said at a meeting with Armenian Minister of Economic Development and Investments Suren Karayan.

In this context, the ambassador attached importance to the expected visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to Armenia, the ministry’s press service reported.

According to Mr. Lacôte the French businesses in Armenia are planning to expand. The French official added he has already met with some investors and can assure that they are willing to invest in Armenia given the country’s export opportunities to European, Eurasian and Iranian markets.

“We are ready to support the French businesses operating in Armenia and take all the efforts towards ensuring the environment and conditions necessary for French businessmen to carry out activities in Armenia,” Minister Karayan said.

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