RA Minister of HTI and UAE Embassy Chargé d'Affaires have discussed high-tech industry related issues

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Hayk Chobanyan, the Acting Minister of High-Tech Industry of Armenia met with Ahlam Al-Salami, the Chargé d'Affaires of the United Arab Emirates to the Republic of Armenia.

In his welcoming speech, Hayk Chobanyan thanked Ahlam Al Salami for the meeting and expressed hope that it would be a stimulus for more effective cooperation between the two countries in the field of high-tech industry.

The Acting Minister stated that he highly appreciates the platforms already established in the UAE, which implement acceleration, startups, venture fund, artificial intelligence, robotics projects. Hayk Chobanyan underlined the prospects for cooperation with IT companies, as well as highlighted the opportunities to attract UAE investors to the Armenian National Venture Fund.

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Ahlam Al-Salami thanked for the meeting and noted that the UAE highlights the deepening of cooperation with Armenia in high-tech industry. All issues and suggestions raised during the meeting will be conveyed to the relevant authorities of the UAE in order to develop more effective and reciprocal cooperation between the two countries.

The parties discussed a number of other issues, including the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding with the Tavazun Foundation, the proposal of the UAE Minister of Artificial Intelligence Omar al-Olama to sign a memorandum of understanding or an agreement on bilateral cooperation and ISO standards development centers, e-governance, opening of engineering and technology centers and exchange of experience.

Taking into account that Dubai Future Accelerator is aimed at facilitating the partnership between entrepreneurs, private sector organizations and state bodies, Hayk Chobanyan suggested discussing the possibility of organizing acceleration of industry specialists from Armenia in Dubai Future Accelerator.

At the end of the meeting, Hayk Chobanyan invited Ahlam Al-Salami to take part in the events of the Technology Week to be held in October, as well as the ArmHighTech International Exhibition of armaments and defense technologies scheduled for March 2022. Besides, he invited to visit the engineering city of Yerevan and get acquainted with the eco-system of the city.

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MINISTRY OF HIGH-TECH INDUSTRY OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

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