Vahagn Khachaturyan received the GIZ Office Armenia Country Director

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Vahagn Khachaturyan, the Minister of High-Tech Industry of the RA received the delegation led by Madeleine Rauschenberger, the GIZ Armenia Country Office director.

Welcoming the guests, Minister Khachaturyan noted that he was well aware of the company's activities and expects the development of effective and mutually beneficial cooperation in the future.

Madeleine Rauschenberger congratulated the HTI Minister on assuming such a responsible position and expressed readiness to discuss the possibilities of deepening cooperation.

Representing the activity of the GIZ, the director of the GIZ office noted that the agency has been active for about two decades in the direction of Armenian-German technical cooperation. The latter also added that in order to develop technologies and innovative tourism in the regions, the GIZ plans to provide a grant of about 40 million euros to Armenia.

Touching upon the prospects of cooperation in the technological field of Armenia, Rauschenberger stressed that the GIZ will provide support for the implementation of joint programs aimed at the development of innovative technology business, entrepreneurial ecosystems, startups.  

During the meeting, Vahagn Khachaturyan presented the approach of the Armenian government aimed at restoring the capacities of local production and added that the German economic model can be very exemplary for our country. 

The Minister also highlighted Germany's experience in the field of digitalization, noting that the Ministry is currently engaged in developing and setting standards for digitization of electronic services of the public administration system, and considers serious prospects for cooperation in this regard.

The parties also discussed the possibilities of cooperation between German technology companies and the Engineering City of Yerevan, and expressed readiness to continue and deepen the cooperation between the Ministry and the GIZ.


MINISTRY OF HIGH-TECH INDUSTRY OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

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