THE PRIME MINISTER OF THE NKR AND RECTOR OF ARTSAKH STATE UNIVERSITY AT ASUE
Today, the Prime Minister of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, Artsakh State University Board Chairman, Arayik Harutyunyan, as well as Rector of the same University, Manush Minasyan, were hosted at Armenian State University of Economics.
ASUE Rector, Professor, Koryun Atoyan, met the guests and accompanied them to University center for international projects, “AMBERD” Research Center, the guests took a tour around ASUE yard, visited the auditorium named after ASUE killed student-fighters. After the tour a meeting was held with the University Faculty and students at ASUE Big Hall. Koryun Atoyan welcomed the participants.
It’s a great honor to host the Head of the NKR Government, and Artsakh State University Board Chairman, Arayik Harutyunyan, as well as the Rector of the same University Manush Minasyan. ASUE Rector informed that both the Prime Minister of the NKR and ASU Rector had graduated from Yerevan Institute of National Economy.
Speaking about the cooperation between Artsakh State University and Armenian State University of Economics, referring to future projects, Koryun Atoyan suggested to study any necessary problem for economic development of Artsakh in “AMBERD” Research Center. The project would be funded by the University. The suggestion was warmly accepted by Arayik Harutyunyan. Rector’s speech is presented HERE (Armenian version).
A student came from Artsakh, studying at ASUE, Anna Sayilyan, expressed her gratitude to the Heads of two republics for the opportunity of free study. The student assured that she’s ready to invest the knowledge gained at ASUE in Artsakh.
The Prime Minister of the NKR, Arayik Harutyunyan, summarized the meeting, and outlined the role of Armenian State University of Economics in sphere of the university education, mentioning that he had also studied at Yerevan Institute of National Economy.
The Prime Minister remembered his lecturers, evaluated the years of his study; stressing that the university gave not only a specialty but also important life lessons. Arayik Harutyunyan spoke about Artsakh's economy, growth rates, ongoing projects.
“Today my goal is to present Artsakh's economy: Artsakh today, Artsakh, tomorrow, as people consider Artsakh as an area, where military operations are taking place or as a tourism zone, but this is not so”; mentioned Arayik Harutyunyan, stressing that it’s a wrong perception and the NKR might have a significant role not only in its economic development, but also in Armenia’s economy.
The Prime Minister answered the questions and at the end of the meeting thanked ASUE Rector for hospitality and promised to continue such meetings. At the end of the meeting ASUE Rector Koryun Atoyan on behalf of ASUE Faculty and students awarded souvenirs to the Prime Minister of the NKR and Rector of Artsakh State University.
Note, that a cooperation agreement was signed between ASUE and Artsakh State University on April 15, 2014.
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