President Sargsyan Met With Foreign Scholars

20.09.2008 14:25

President Serzh Sargsyan today received the scholars who have arrived
in Armenia from different countries to participate in the celebration
of the 100th anniversary of Viktor Hambartsumyan.

Thanking the guests for accepting the invitation to participate
in the celebration of the prominent scientist’s 100th jubilee,
President Sargsyan said: "Viktor Hambartsumyan was really one of the
most talented sons of the Armenian nation and our people feel deep
respect for his memory, having at least for reasons for that. Viktor
Hambartsumyan was a world-known scientist: the exact sciences largely
advanced at the National Academy of Sciences after Viktor Hambartsumyan
came to Armenia. Thanks to the great scientist Armenia became more
famous in the world. Viktor Hambartsumyan was a prominent humanist,
accepting the universal human values. He was very close to the pains
of the people, and he managed to contribute to the solution of many
problems with his celebrity and respect."

According to the President, Armenians will always remember the great
son of the Armenian nation, and the authorities will do their best
for this process to be stable. "We shall keep Viktor Hambartsumyan’s
memory unfading," Serzh Sargsyan said, underlining that it’s first
of all necessary to the younger generation.

Turning to the current state of science in the country, the President
noted that the attentions to science increases parallel to the growth
of the state’s opportunities. "We are trying to develop the spheres,
which have been traditional in Armenia and can yield results today. We
are trying to create small scientific centers, encourage the youth
to get engaged in science."

The prominent scholars that arrived in Armenia from the United
States, Russia, France, Belarus and other countries noted that
Viktor Hambartsumyan is one of the exceptional personalities not
only in Armenia but also in world science. They attached importance
to continuing the cooperation in the filed of scientific activity
and expressed confidence that President Sargsyan’s attitude towards
science will definitely yield results and Armenia will appear before
the world with brilliant names.

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