YEREVAN, June 14. /ARKA/. U.S. ambassador to Armenia, John Hefferm, lavished praise today on ethnic Armenian, living outside their historical homeland describing them as the most ‘enterprising stratum of society in their countries of residence, including the U.S..’
"This is why I do not see any cultural barriers for Armenians in their homeland to achieve success in business," he said speaking Thursday at a gathering organized to discuss competition challenges.
The ambassador said the U.S. is eager to increase support for small and medium-sized businesses in Armenia.
"Our core ideology is to help SMEs in Armenia. Competition is a good thing. In Armenia we see great potential in high technology and telecommunications, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and tourism,’ he said.
The gathering was organized by the USAID, American Chamber of Commerce in Armenia and SCPEC. It was attended also by US aambassador John Heffern and representatives of the businesses and government officials. ($1 - 414.6 drams). -0-