Possibilities for Croatian-Armenian economic cooperation are big, notably in information technology, the drug and chemical industry, agriculture, construction, the textile industry, and tourism, a Croatian-Armenian Economic Forum at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce heard on Tuesday. The forum was held as part of Armenian President Serzh Azati Sargsyan's visit to Croatia. He and his Croatian counterpart Stjepan Mesic addressed the event, saying it was an opportunity for the two countries' business people to meet and establish contacts.
Armenian business people can link with central and southeast European markets via Croatia, said President Mesic. By entering the Armenian market, Croatian companies can cover a wider market, he said, adding that market opening sent out a message that one must and could cooperate, which he said was especially important in the current global crisis and recession.
President Mesic said more could be done in Croatian-Armenian cooperation, especially if the existing will was transformed into concrete ventures.
The Armenian President said the two countries had serious potential for economic development, notably in information technology, the pharmaceutical and chemical industry, agriculture, construction, the textile industry, and tourism.
The forum was organised by the Croatian and Armenian chambers of commerce, whose presidents underlined as possible areas of cooperation infrastructure projects, notably the road infrastructure, construction, agriculture and the drug industry.
The two chambers also signed a cooperation agreement. After the forum, representatives of Croatian and Armenian companies held talks. Later on Tuesday, Croatian Parliament Speaker Luka Bebic received the Armenian head of state.