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Marianna Mkrtchyan

Possibilities of expanding Armenian-French cooperation in field of  high technologies discussed in Yerevan

Possibilities of expanding Armenian-French cooperation in field of  high technologies discussed in Yerevan

ArmInfo. The possibilities of expanding the Armenian-French cooperation in the field of high technologies were discussed during the meeting of acting Minister of  High Technologies of the Republic of Armenia Hayk Chobanyan and  Ambassador of France to Armenia Jonathan Lacote.

As reported by the press service of the Ministry of High  Technologies, pointing out the exceptional role of the high  technology sector in the modern world, Chobanyan noted that Armenia  occupies a fairly advanced position in the region in the field of  information and engineering technologies, relying on the excellent  scientific traditions of the Soviet Union and the potential of IT  companies. However, according to him, given the rapid pace of modern  technological development and the requirements of the modern economy,  there is a need to constantly update the knowledge of qualified  specialists. Chobanyan added that at present the development of  high-tech industries is of strategic importance for Armenia. Taking  into account the rich experience of France in this area, the acting  Minister announced his intention to visit Paris in the near future to  meet with French responsible structures for scientific and technical  research, organizations and educational institutions.

In turn, the French Ambassador emphasized the importance of this  planned trip in terms of developing new prospects for cooperation in  the high-tech industry and noted that the embassy will provide  organizational and advisory assistance to carry out the visit at a  high level.  At the same time, Chobanyan highly appreciated the  launch in Armenia of the master's program "Artificial Intelligence"  of the University of Toulouse III, which is being implemented at the  French University in Armenia.

During the meeting, the parties also touched upon issues related to  mutual consultations for the development of high-tech skills and the  acquisition of new skills by the Armenian-French specialists, the  implementation of joint grant programs, the creation and development  of a new ecosystem of infrastructure. 


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