YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 8, ARMENPRESS: Armenian deputy foreign minister Armen Bayrburdian and his Thai counterpart Virachay Virameteekul signed today in Yerevan a joint plan of actions which singles out prospects for cooperation between the two nations in a broad variety of areas in 2005-2007.
The Thai diplomat told after the ceremony that his government recognizes Armenia as its best friend in the South Caucasus. He said he will report the results of his visit to Armenia to Thai prime minister. The agreement envisages that Armenia will share its experience in vine-growing, wine and brandy production, Thailand will share its technologies in poultry farm development and agricultural tourism.
Virameteekul said Thailand will present its goods at Expo 2005 in Armenia. “We will also develop investment directions. I hope the document we signed today will help us to strengthen relations between our countries,” the Thai diplomat said. Trade between Armenia and Thailand is expect to hit this year the $5 million thresh, a significant rise over $3.3 million reported last year.
The Thai diplomat was also received today by prime minister Andranik Margarian and foreign minister Vartan Oskanian.