The French Armenian International Network (FAIR) was officially launched at a solemn ceremony at Rhône-Alpes Regional Parliament attended by President of the Rhône-Alpes Regional Council Jean-Jack Queyranne, Armenian Ambassador to France Vigen Chitechyan, ex-Ambassador of France to Armenia Henri Reynaud, a number of French Armenian and French businessmen, officials and journalists.
President of the association Aramazd Abedi said entrepreneurs representing different fields of economy will be involved in the activities of the structure.
Vice-President Hilda Tchoboian said the association aims to promote economic
synergies between the business entrepreneurs of the Rhone-Alpes region and their
counterparts in Armenia for the creation of a regional hub providing access to the region’s
markets, such as Georgia, Iran, and other CIS countries.
The worldwide networking of FAIR shall include the still-untapped economic potential of the Armenian diaspora, from the Middle-East countries to the Americas, as well as the countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
Ambassador Chitechyan said the Association will help promote the existing economic cooperation between Armenia and France, taking note of the new realities. He added that Armenia’s membership in the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) will provide French companies with an access to EEU markets.
The Ambassador stressed that “Armenia is ready to support the association by creating favorable conditions for all interested parties.”