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21.06.2018
Gevorg Gorgisyan Delivers a Speech at PABSEC 51st Session
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On June 21, the member of the RA NA delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (PABSEC) Gevorg Gorgisyan delivered a speech at the Fifty-First General Assembly Session going on in Tirana on the theme – Development of the Nationala Innovation Systems in the PABSEC Member Countries.

“First of all, on behalf of the whole Armenian delegation of PABSEC I would like to express our gratitude to our Albanian colleagues for the warm welcome and the proper organization of the committee meeting.

I would like to present you the current situation in Armenia on the topic of discussion. It is important to note that the development of the innovation sector in Armenia is currently one of the key components of the economic growth in the country. Armenia is currently in the 59th position by the Global Innovation Index report 2017. The same report places Armenia in the 47th position by the number of international patents per capita and number 17th in the world by the Innovation Efficiency Ratio.

The duty of developing and stimulating innovation technologies in Armenia is highlighted in the government programme. In order to produce highly qualified specialists in Armenia, numerous educational programs have been initiated. Some of the particularly successful programmes are as follows:

ARMAT educational programme provides schools with engineering and robotics laboratories. Such laboratories have been installed already in 220 schools in Armenia and are now successfully in operation. ARMAT programme is also being exported to various countries.

The project TUMO center for creative technologies is a unique educational programme and currently franchises its services to various countries.

Technology centres in the cities of Gyumri and Vanadzor, the first SMART Center in Lori Region is an exceptional model for rural development through technology and innovation. Important role for the field are playing educational programmes in collaboration with different international innovation corporations and projects, among which are the followings: Armenian National Engineering Laboratory founded in collaboration with National Instruments Microsoft Innovation Center IBM Innovative Solutions and Technologies Centre Synopsys Armenia Educational Department

It is a programme that provides free access for the federal scientific centres and universities to the scientific databases such as Springer and Web of Science.

In May 2016 Armenia has become an associate member of the framework programme of research and innovation Horizon 2020 funded by the European Union.

This membership provides access for the scientists and researchers in Armenia to one of the largest science funding programmes currently active in Europe.

To conclude my speech, I would like to emphasize that Armenia has been approved as the hosting country for World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) 2019 from October 6-9. It is expected that 2000-2500 delegates from more than 80 countries of the world will visit Armenia. WCIT will be the first Congress being held in Europe since 2010. The World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT), the largest and the most reputable international event among worldwide IT leaders. We will be glad to host representatives of PABSEC member countries in Yerevan as participants of WCIT 2019. With this, I would like to wish all of us an efficient and productive work,” the Armenian delegate said.


21.06.2018
Pre-Sitting of Parliamentary Working Group of Reforms of Electoral Legislation
On June 21, the RA NA President Ara Babloyan met with the members of the working group (hereinafter Working Group) comprised of the representatives of four parliamentary factions formed by consensus to make reforms in the Electoral Legislation.In the course of the meeting a number of organizational ...

21.06.2018
Eduard Sharmazanov: We Condemn the Blockade of Armenia
On June 21, in Tirana the delegation led by the RA NA Deputy Speaker Eduard Sharmazanov took part in the works of the Fifty-First Plenary Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (PABSEC). A ceremony of conveying the PABSEC presidency from Albania to Armenia took p...

21.06.2018
RA Parliamentary Delegation’s Visit to Bulgaria
From June 19 the delegation of Armenia-Bulgaria Friendship Group of the RA National Assembly led by Jemma Baghdasaryan had been in Bulgaria on an official visit. The Vice President of the RA National Assembly Mikayel Melkumyan, deputies Armenuhi Kyureghyan, Aram Sargsyan and Mihran Hakobyan were in ...

21.06.2018
At Sitting of RA NA Standing Committee on Economic Affairs
On June 21, the RA NA Standing Committee on Economic Affairs moderated by Khosrov Harutyunyan in the second reading debated and endorsed the package of laws on Making Amendments and Addenda to the RA Tax Code and on Making Amendments and Addenda to the HO-266-N law on Making Amendments and Addenda t...

21.06.2018
Eduard Sharmazanov: Challenges of Security Continue to Be Prior for Armenia
On June 19, in Tirana the NA Deputy Speaker Eduard Sharmazanov met with the Head of the PABSEC Russian delegation Michael Yemelianov. The sides highlighted the strategic alled character of the Armenian-Russian centuries-old relations and expressed readiness of developing them. It has been underlined...

21.06.2018
Congratulatory Address by RA NA Ara Babloyan on Medical Worker’s Day
“I cordially congratulate all medical workers of Armenia, Artsakh and Diaspora on your professional day.Your working day begins and never ends. Moreover, being devoted to the sacred work of preserving human health, you begin to fulfill your duty before the baby’s birth and become every human life’s ...



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