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India Interested in Armenia’s Academic City Project in Terms of Involving Students and Investments

by Azat Machavariani
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YEREVAN, MAY 15, ARMENPRESS. Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport Zhanna Andreasyan has held a meeting with the new Ambassador of India to Armenia Nilakshi Saha Sinha. 

Andreasyan congratulated the ambassador on assuming office and wished her productive work for the benefit of the development of Armenian-Indian friendly relations. The minister expressed conviction that the new ambassador will have her contribution in strengthening and deepening the relations between Armenia and India.

“We have very good experience of cooperation,” Andreasyan said at the meeting, according to a readout. “I am sure that with your appointment this cooperation will deepen in all directions, which is truly very important. We are happy that over 2800 Indian citizens are studying in our universities. I think this number can grow significantly, we will be only happy for the opportunity of developing cooperation between universities,” Andreasyan said.

The Armenian minister proposed to consider the deepening of cooperation in medical education and IT and to discuss exchange programs, as well as joint educational-research initiatives.

Presenting the 2030 Education Development Program of Armenia, Andreasyan pointed out the Academic City project, which ensures new prospects of cooperation in higher education. Cooperation in vocational education was also highlighted given India’s experience.

Ambassador of India to Armenia Nilakshi Saha Sinha attached importance to the prospects of deepening and developing relations with Armenia.

She said that deepening the inter-university cooperation is a priority. “In this context we are interested in the Academic City project, in terms of both involving more students and investments,” she said.

Speaking about possible cooperation in sports and youth, Andreasyan proposed to consider exchange programs for athletes and coaches and joint training camps, as well as seminars and joint programs for developing youth tourism. The Armenian minister stressed the importance of programs for developing sports medicine.

Andreasyan attached importance to cooperation in culture. The Indian side’s inquiries on establishing a cultural center in Gyumri, namely a separate museum-gallery, and holding joint exhibitions and festivals were addressed.

Other issues of mutual interest were also discussed.

Source: Armen Press

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