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On 19 July Katarína Mathernová, the Deputy Director General (DDG) for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations at the European Commission paid a three-day visit to Armenia.
On 16 July, the EU Ambassador Piotr Świtalski gave a press conference.
On 14 July, Urtsadzor (Ararat marz) hosted the “Bed & Bread” Rural Tourism Festival to develop rural tourism and community economies, as well as create additional sources of income for rural population. The Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Piotr Świtalski, together with Garik Sargsyan, the Governor of Ararat marz, Ruben Khachatryan, the Director of FPWC, and Rafik Andreasyan, the Head of Urtsadzor community, attended the opening ceremony of the festival.
"Integrated Support for Sustainable Economic Development in Rural Mountainous Areas of Armenia” - PRDP project has been implementing since December 2016. The total budget of the two-year project is €1,340,995, for which the EU contribution is €900,000. The project’s activities are contributing to local economic growth in beneficiary communities by increasing regional competitiveness and creating sustainable jobs.
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