YSU Rector Aram Simonyan welcomed the guest and mentioned that YSU always welcomes its colleagues.
“We are glad to welcome you. Among the graduates there are no former ones, so you and generally YSU alumni are the expected guests for us. I am sure that the conversation with colleagues, longtime friends and students will be held in a friendly and open atmosphere,” - said the Rector.
Armen Sargsyan underlined in his speech that the absence of many years from the country and the university did not break his spiritual ties with the university.
“University is a home for me. If you once entered the university, you have connected your life with science, colleagues and students in many ways, become a member of a large family, and even after leaving your university, your heart and soul remain in your native school. Today I have come to talk to you, listen to your advices, discuss issues of concern to us,” - said the guest.
After the speeches, Armen Sargsyan also gave detailed answers to a number of questions asked by the participants of the meeting.
In particular, the speaker touched upon the Armenia-Diaspora cooperation, the process of establishing and strengthening the economic, cultural and business ties, reforms in the educational sphere and the need to introduce modern technologies in the field, as well as the activities of the Armenian community in Great Britain.
“Today, the IT sector is developing in fantastic steps all over the world. And if we want to keep up with the times, to be competitive, we must pay much attention to the development of this branch and its introduction in almost all spheres,” - said Armen Sargsyan.
Speaking about Armenia-Diaspora relations, Armen Sargsyan noted that though the Armenian community in Great Britain is much smaller than the Armenian communities in a number of European countries, however, owing to the bright personalities, the Armenian community is implementing serious activities for the strengthening of ties and prospective cooperation between the two countries.