Ra Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan Received Honorary President Of The

RA PRIME MINISTER TIGRAN SARGSYAN RECEIVED HONORARY PRESIDENT OF THE WORLD UNION OF ARMENIAN JEWELERS GAGIK ABRAHAMYAN, UNION PRESIDENT VARDKES KNAJYAN (SWITZERLAND), CHAIRMAN OF THE ARMENIA UNION OF JEWELERS AND DIAMOND PROCESSORS EMIL GRIGORYAN AND OWNERS OF LEADING DOMESTIC COMPANIES PIERRE ARAKELYAN (CANADA), NAZARETH SAPUNJYAN (LEBANON), GAGIK GEVORKYAN (RUSSIAN FEDERATION), HACOB MINASYAN (USA) AND SHAHE ARSLANYAN (BELGIUM).

W ednesday, 29 April 2009

The meeting agenda featured discussion of the current status and
development prospects for the jewelry and diamond processing sectors
in Armenia.

Noting the importance of making joint Armenia-Diaspora efforts toward
developing and implementing a sector development strategy in Armenia,
the Prime Minister welcomed the establishment and furtherance of
effective dialogue between jewelers’ unions at home and abroad,
especially amid the global financial and economic crisis. Tigran
Sargsyan said to be pleased that there is a general understanding,
with interesting development-oriented initiatives and proposals
formulated by stakeholders. He singled out the techno-park project
of Gyumri, the creation of free trade zones in the Republic, as well
as the ongoing talks with the RF government and Alrosa and Crystal
companies on developing cooperation in this sphere.

The guests briefed the Prime Minister on the programs for
a couple of years ahead and presented their vision of future
interaction. Understanding that the global crisis calls for joint
endeavors, they stressed the need for sharing know-how in modern
technologies, sales markets and went on to emphasize the importance
of international expositions held in Armenia and joint participation
in similar events held abroad They proposed launching a special fund
in Armenia to train qualified jewelry, diamond- and watch-processing
personnel so as the world might get acquainted with Armenia’s
3-thousand-year-long jewelry background. The guests expressed
conviction that if effective, these programs will help turn Armenia
into an international jewelry center with several hundreds of new
jobs available.

Tigran Sargsyan assured that all the proposals will be examined
carefully.

The potential of the Gyumri techno-park will be used and further
discussions will be held, if necessary. The Prime Minister expressed
his government’s readiness to support any constructive initiative,
project or program aimed at the development of this sector in Armenia.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

http://www.gov.am/en/news/item/4607/

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