Villaraigosa and Sargsyan Discuss Cooperation

Mayor Villaraigosa discusses cooperation possibilities with Prime Minister Sargsyan

LOS ANGELES—Armenia’s Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan met with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Sunday.

The Los Angeles mayor emphasized Armenian community’s involvement in the city’s everyday life.

Sargsyan and Villaraigosa discussed prospects for cooperation, and made arrangement on creating a joint working group that will be engaged in bilateral programs.

Villarigosa hosted a reception to honor Sargsyan.

On Saturday, Sargsyan and his delegation visited California Institute of Technology (CalTech) and met with the school’s president  Jean-Lou Chameau.

At the meeting, Sarsgyan briefed Chameau on reforms in Armenia’s education sector, as well as the progress in the international accreditation of the country’s universities.

The parties further focused on prospects of bilateral cooperation in the IT sector in Armenia.

Also attending the meeting was Rep. Adam Schiff who said: “Armenia has enough potential to become the Caucasus’ “Silicone Valley”

Sargsyan also met with Armenian students enrolled at CalTech, as well as US-based scientists.

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