ArmInfo. Armenian Ministry of Transport, Communications and IT is intended to provide IT sector 20% growth in 2017. This was stated by Boris Demirkhanyan, the Deputy Minister of of Transport, Communications and IT, answering the question of ArmInfo reporter on the margins of Francophone Startups and Digital Innovations Economic Meeting held within the framework of Francophone 15 days of 2017. " This is a very good indicator," he mentioned. In this respect the Deputy Minister stated also that this year the Ministry plans to create new jobs, which will be not many. But until the year of 2025, according to Demirkhanyan, the Ministry plans to increase the number of jobs in three times - up to 25-30 thousand. According to Deputy Minister, newly established companies will be international.
Answering the question of ArmInfo regarding French-Armenian cooperation in the field of IT, Demirkhanyan answered: " I do not possess any information regarding active connections of our countries in the sector of information technologies. But I thing we are at the start of this path. Historically, in the field of ITY we have been always oriented to America, but the integration of European experience will play its essential role in the development of this sector particularly and of economy in general." Folowing Demirkhanyan, Armenia today faces obstacles in the IT sector, which are similar to those in other francophone countries. Among the key problems the Deputy Minister mentioned the lack of foreign investments, accentuating at the need of resources ion the sector and the necessity of trust increase to vendorsBut the main problem, according to Demirkhanyan, is the lack of IT solutions implementation in the country's economy Eveluating Armenian startups, the Deputy Minister mentioned the following: " The main thing we face today is the transmission from startup to startup acceleration and acceleration exit. As soon as this chain will be completed ( and we do work on this now), we will be able to say that the sector is formed." To note, the startup exchange is assumed by the Francophone Startups and Digital Innovations Economic Meeting held within the framework of Francophone 15 days of 2017. Upon the closing of the event mentioned How to Raise an Idea for a Startup workshop will be held. To remind, on October 13-14, 2012 The Congolese capital Kinshasa held an International Organization of the Francophonie summit, hosting representatives of 77 French-speaking nations, observer countries and associated members. Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian represented Armenia at the event. The summit was preceded by a Foreign Ministers Council sitting, as a result of which Armenia was granted a full Francophonie membership. As Foreign Minister Nalbandian stated at the summit, as Francophonie member, Armenia will be able to further strengthen ties with other members of the Organization. "Armenia, along with other Francophonie members, will contribute to strengthening of the Organization's role on international scene," Nalbandian said.