The Ambassador of Switzerland in Armenia visits ECLOF Armenia

11 May 2011 | Opening avenues for collaboration between the Swiss Government and ECLOF Armenia.

On May 12, the Ambassador of Switzerland in Armenia, His Excellency Konstantin Obolensky, and the Head of the Armenian-Swiss Office at the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Ms Zara Alaverdyan, paid an official visit to ECLOF Armenia’s offices at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin.

Our General Director in Armenia, Mr Tigran Hovhannisyan, presented some of ECLOF Armenia’s projects and achievements and discussed potential opportunities for cooperation between our office in Armenia, the Embassy of Switzerland in Armenia, and the SDC’s Armenian-Swiss Office.

The discussion revolved around a variety of topics, such as ECLOF International’s general assistance to ECLOF Armenia as well as the latter’s activities in rural communities and its work plan for the coming years.

Ambassador Obolensky highly praised the work carried out by ECLOF Armenia and was especially touched by the strong impact of its activities in rural, isolated communities. Following the Ambassador’s visit, ECLOF Armenia agreed to update the Embassy periodically on its activities and to provide information on any support channeled by Swiss sources. Moreover, it was also agreed to put in place an information exchange system between ECLOF Armenia and the SDC’s Armenian-Swiss Office and to further explore areas of cooperation and collaboration between both these institutions, especially targeting rural communities.

Watch the video of this visit