On the initiative of the Union of Employers of Information and Communication Technologies (UEICT), a meeting was held with the Delegation of the National Assembly of RA, headed by Hakob Arshakyan, the Vice President of the National Assembly.
In accordance with the new format principle of the partnership formed between UEICT and partner Unions, Mr. Ashot Hovanesyan, the President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Armenia, Mr. Nerses Karamanukyan, Vice-President of UMBA, and Mr. Aram Salatyan, the Board President of the Engineering Association, also attended the meeting.
Members of the Parliament accompanying the Vice President were Babken Tunyan, the Vice President of the Standing Committee on Economic Affairs, Narek Babayan, a member of the Standing Committee on Science, Education, Culture, Diaspora, Youth and Sport, and Tsovinar Vardanyan, a member of the Standing Committee on Economic Affairs.
Many issues were discussed, which is implied to bring about legislative changes and the National Assembly-Government-private sector active collaboration. There was a mutual desire to make the collaboration efficient and recurrent.
Ashot Hovanesyan, the President of the American Chamber of Commerce and Nerses Karamanukyan, the Vice President of the Union of Manufacturers and Businessmen of Armenia, presented a joint opinion of the business community, concerns and suggestions relating to the concept of comprehensive health insurance of RA. An agreement was reached to continue the discussions on this issue, involving the representatives of the corresponding committees of the National Assembly.
Armen Baldryan, the President of the Union of ICT Employers, suggested on behalf of the participants to implement legislative changes in the fields of scientific research activities and technological education as soon as possible, aimed at encouraging targeted investments by the private sector in these directions.
“It is important to create a concept targeted at technological education and scientific evolvement and make all the efforts to the implementation of that concept, for not losing the investments of the Government and private sector and to serve to the same goal by complementing each other. For making this true the corresponding legislative field must be provided” said Armen Baldryan.
Ashot Hovanesyan, the President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Armenia, emphasized the factor of Diaspora in education. The Government ought to play a crucial role in involving the Armenian professors working in well-known universities abroad into Armenian educational institutions and create innovative mechanisms.
The General Director of Viva-MTS, Armen Avetisian had a speech suggesting the necessary legislative changes in the sphere of Telecommunication.
Bagrat Yengibaryan, Director of “Enterprise Incubator” Foundation and Hovik Musayelyan, Director of “Synopsis Armenia” CJSC emphasized the role of the equal evolvement of regions in the development of technological and human resources of the Republic of Armenia and as a result strengthening Armenia’s security, suggesting to activate the legislative changes aimed at it.
Eduard Musayelyan, the Executive Director of the Union of ICT Employers presented to Hakob Arshakyan, the Vice President of the National Assembly, the organizational work process of the next Silicon Mountains summit to be held in 2023.
This kind of discussion format has been decided to continue actively to ensure positive development as quickly as possible in the discussed and other prospective directions.