President Kocharian Meets with Armenia 2020 Program Board Members

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–President Robert Kocharian met on Tuesday with Armenia 2020 Project Coordination Board members Nubar Afeyan and Ruben Vardanian to discuss the project’s main objectives–as well as the results of recent activities.

Armenia 2020 is a scenario-building initiative that focuses on the identification of alternative development models for the Republic of Armenia until the year 2020 and the elaboration of development scenarios for the country. The Board Members presented Kocharian with various development schemes already underway in the fields of health–jewelry–and diamond-cutting.

To sum up the results of three years’ activities and to define possible ways for further development–the Board members informed the President of Armenia 2020’s fourth gathering with over 300 participants. The two-day conference in Yerevan–September 19-20–will be attended by a number Armenian officials–public activists–political–business–cultural leaders and intellectuals concerned with the role they can play in building a prosperous future for their homeland.

The first day of the conference will be a working session with a limited number of participants. Participants will hold roundtable discussions on the results of key sphere studies–as well as to define the next steps for the Project. The second day of the conference will summarize the results of the previous day’s discussions.

Armenia 2020’s goals are to contribute to Armenia’s future strategic assumptions–development formulating through collaborative discussion teams; create a wider shared view of future possibilities–through public deliberation on potential long-term development models for Armenia; and create robust decisions in the face of uncertainty.

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