ArmInfo. Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan on March 2 received the delegation headed by the president of the company "Philip Morris International Management S A" for East Europe, Middle East and Africa, "Phillip Morris International Duty Free "Drago Azinovicha.
According to Presidential press service, Serzh Sargsyan welcomed the arrived in Armenia on a specific proposal the Delegation of the world famous company. He said that settle in Armenia by "Philip Morris International Management S A" research and development center will receive assistance from the sphere of information technologies, including on the part of Gyumri Technology Center. This initiative will be positively be received by the public as the Armenian people have always been careful in regard to innovations, attempting to import into Armenia innovative ideas with their localization.
The President noted that now, more than ever, research and development, science and technology play a significant role in the progress and development of the country, and the development of information technologies is under the constant attention of the Government of Armenia. Serzh Sargsyan noted that the Armenian government has extensive experience of cooperation with transnational corporations, such as "Microsoft", "National Instruments", which have their headquarters in Armenia, and carry out a successful operation.
Drago Azinovich, expressing gratitude for the reception, presented the achievements of his company in recent years the investments in its development and innovative programs aimed at the use of such technologies, which reduce the harm caused by cigarette smoking. "I am glad that Armenia attaches importance to the development of technologies and human development. Assisting the identification of talents and technology development, you create new conditions for the development of your country and the involvement of Armenia in the number of advanced countries", said Drago Azinovich.
He added that the Phillip Morris International Management company will be consistent in the implementation of the concluded today with the Government of the Republic of Armenia a Memorandum of Understanding.