The High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs Zareh Sinanyan and Chief of Staff Sara Anjargolian met with a delegation from the Armenian Educational Foundation in Yerevan on Wednesday.
During the meeting the AEF delegation reported about the organizations programs, explaining that for over the last decade, thanks to AEF scholarships, several students from Armenia have had the opportunity to receive higher education. With the support of the AEF, more than 300 students are currently studying in various universities.
The participants of the meeting drew attention to the importance of the new educational programs in Armenia, as well as the rapidly developing technology sector. The AEF reported about six STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) laboratories in Armenia and Artsakh that have been set up, providing computers to schools and helping young professionals attain teacher qualifications.
The AEF members also discussed the current state of Armenia-Diaspora relations and prospects for its development.
“The Diaspora should become part of Armenia, to participate in its future development. As a result of historical events, Armenians are scattered across the globe. But, we now have to have a national agenda,” said Sinanyan, emphasizing the importance of strengthening Homeland-Diaspora relation and the role the Diaspora can play in advancing Armenia.
At the end of the meeting, the AEF delegation and the Commissioner expressed their readiness for advance cooperation.