ArmInfo. The Armenian Diaspora of the United States is ready to invest in the technological development of Armenia. This was announced during an online meeting of the Minister of High-Tech Industry of Armenia Robert Khachatryan with representatives of the Armenian community in the United States:
Bagrat Bayburtyan, CEO of "Deloitte Transactions & Business Analytics", Tigran Khrimyan, Vice President of "FINRA", and Vahagn Martirosyan, Executive Director of "Meduni UMSI".
According to the press service of the ministry, during the meeting, the interlocutors discussed the possibility of cooperation with the Armenian community of America in order to develop the technological ecosystem of Armenia.
In his speech, Minister Robert Khachatryan presented the main directions of development of the technological sector of Armenia, the programs implemented by the Ministry of High-Tech Industry of the RA, stressing that the Ministry is ready to listen to the proposals and opinions of colleagues from the Diaspora on this issue.
The discussion participants exchanged thoughts on the development of a startup ecosystem, artificial intelligence, robotics, space activities, the National Venture Fund, Engineering City and grant programs.
The expectations of the Armenian government from the Diaspora were touched upon, particularly in terms of supporting the development of the technological sector and investments. In this context, Minister Khachatryan noted that the format of support expected from the Diaspora should be reviewed, making it more meaningful.
Speaking about the prospects for effective cooperation with the Diaspora, the Minister focused on the exchange of interesting business ideas and experience on American technologies, the possibility of investing experience in Armenia, emphasizing the need for expert support. Representatives of the US Armenian community, in turn, stressed that the resources of the Diaspora must be coordinated in order to make support for Armenia more targeted.
As a result of the meeting, an agreement was reached to continue discussions and take effective steps based on the information exchanged.