Permanent Mission of the Republic of Armenia
to the United Nations
119E 36th street, New York, NY 10016
E-mail: [email protected]
June 2, 2004
Ambassador Martirosyan received a group of young
Armenian professionals from the Fletcher School
On June 2 Ambassador Armen Martirosyan received a group of 15 young
Armenian professionals who were undergoing an advanced training at the
Fletcher School. Dr. Joyce Barsam, Trustee of the Tufts University
and Trustee of the Tavitian Foundation, who is facilitating the
program, accompanied the group to New York. The group was comprised
of employees from the President’s Office, the Ministry of Economy,
the Ministry of Health, the Central Bank of Armenia and the Armenian
The six-month program of advanced training is sponsored by the Tavitian
Foundation. The program, that became possible through the generous
donation of Mr. Aso Tavitian, was initiated in 1999 and provided
specialized training at the Fletcher School for two groups of young
diplomats from the Foreign Ministry of Armenia for two consecutive
years. Since 1999 about 50 young Armenian professionals obtained
qualified education at one of the best schools of the United States.
Last year the program broadened to include young professionals from
the field of banking and economics. This year it intends to send
teachers for graduate programs to teach at the summer schools in
different universities in Armenia.
During the meeting different aspects of the current challenges
in the field of education were discussed. The young professionals
expressed their gratitude for the unique opportunity provided to them
by the Tavitian Foundation in advancing their education and getting
closely acquainted to the current discourse in the field of economics.
They expressed confidence that with enhanced knowledge they will be
able to better serve their country and respective institutions and
share the newly acquired knowledge with their coworkers.