YEREVAN (ARMENPRESS)—President Serzh Sarkissian met with Vice President of Microsoft, Vahe Torosyan, in Yerevan yesterday at an awards ceremony held in the Presidential Palace. Torosyan met with students at the Presidential Palace and expressed his interest and commitment to his Armenian heritage.
Born and raised in Paris, Torosyan had an Armenian upbringing and said he is glad to be in Armenia.
“I mentioned during the meeting with the President that my heart has always been with Armenians. And I quickly realized, first of all thanks to my parents, that being hard working, and returning to Armenia with great results will be the best way to contribute to my motherland. When in 2006 I decided to open [the] Microsoft office in Armenia, first of all I was thinking about you, the younger generation,” Torosyan said, according to Armenpress.
Torosyan said that he believes knowledge in the digital and high-tech sector is the best foundation for the future. “You should never forget that size does not matter in the sphere of modern technologies. In the current interconnected world, you can be a small company, a small country, but have great dreams,” he said, adding that he hopes the new generation will do its best for Armenia.
President Sarkisian and Torosyan discussed issues related to the development and potential of the IT sector, including the activities of Microsoft in the country and the projects and new initiatives implemented by the company since 2006.
Sarkisian expressed gratitude to Microsoft and personally to Torosyan for his personal contributions to the development of Armenia’s IT sector, and for opening the Microsoft office in Yerevan.
Torosyan expressed his satisfaction with recent developments in Armenia’s IT sector, saying that the industry’s successes were impressive, and create new opportunities for the implementation of new initiatives.