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Another seven Diaspora Armenian professionals join the government

Another seven Diaspora Armenian professionals have joined the government Diaspora High Commisdioner’s Office reports.

They arrived in Armenia under the iGorts program which places Diaspora Armenian professionals in the RA state system. They chose their new workplaces through an interview system.

Gassia Samuelian from Lebanon and Ruzanna Grigoryan from Russia will work at the National Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Russian-Armenian Mariam Mnatsakanyan will start her one year of work in the Inspection Bodies’ Coordination Bureau.

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EU-funded conference on Increased Resilience of Syrian Armenians and Host Population held in Yerevan

Today the Increased Resilience of Syrian Armenians and Host Population – IRIS Programme Final Conference took place in Yerevan.

The project aimed to enhance the economic integration of Syrian-Armenians and the host population by raising the competitiveness of the local economy by stimulating innovation and entrepreneurial spirit in Armenia.

“I believe that this support from the EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian Crisis and joint efforts of the founding organizations helped to facilitate and strengthen the economic integration of Syrian Armenians, migrants, repatriates and local entrepreneurs, contributing to the growth of Armenian SME sector. I hope that this experience would be useful for replication within different similar projects in the future,” said the Head of the European Union Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador H.E Andrea Wiktorin in her welcoming speech.

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Ombudsman's staff visits Armenians released by Azerbaijan

Ombudsman's staff visits Armenians released by Azerbaijan

September 9, 2021 – 12:22 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Members of the Human Rights Defender’s office on Wednesday, September 8 visited the two Armenian soldiers freed from Azerbaijani captivity the day before.

Their health was assessed after the Ombudsman’s staff conducted separate interviews to determine the condition of their detention.

Azerbaijan on Tuesday released Aramayis Torozyan and Artur Nalbandyan in exchange for an Azerbaijani soldier recently arrested in Nagorno-Karabakh.

The two Armenians were flown to Yerevan from Baku by a Russian military plane. The swap deal was br

Lichtenstein hold Armenia to 1-1 draw in FIFA World Cup qualifier

Lichtenstein held Armenia to a 1-1 draw in a FIFA World Cup qualifier held in Yerevan.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan opened the score shortly before the end of the first half from a penalty kick.

Lichtenstein ‘s Noah Frick leveled the score in the 80th minute.

Armenia remain second in Group J with 11 points.

Leaders Germany have 12 points and will face Iceland later today.


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Pediatrician: 600 children in Armenia have so far contracted Delta variant

Pediatrician: 600 children in Armenia have so far contracted Delta variant

September 8, 2021 – 18:59 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Chief pediatrician of Armenia Sergey Sargsyan has revealed that as many as 600 children have contracted the Delta variant of the coronavirus in the country.

In an interview with Yerevan.Today, Sargsyan said that the highly-contagious variant “loves” children more than previous versions of the disease. According to him, 28 minors a

DataArt acquires SFL, an Armenia-based software firm

DataArt acquires SFL, an Armenia-based software firm

September 8, 2021 – 18:30 AMT

PanARMENIAN.NetDataArt, a global software engineering firm, on Wednesday, September 8 announced its acquisition of SFL, an Armenia-based software development company. The acquisition enhances DataArt’s capabilities in digital engineering and is part of the firm’s strategy to respond to rising demand for high-end engineering services across multiple markets.

Founded in 2006, SFL has become one of Armenia’s foremost engineering companies by providing best-of-breed IT solutions to global clients across industries. Focusing on IT strategy and full-cycle software d

Deputy Prime Minister Suren Papikyan receives representatives of the World Bank

Tuesday, 7 September 2021

Deputy Prime Minister Suren Papikyan receives representatives of the World Bank

Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia Suren Papikyan met with World Bank (WB) Regional Director for South Caucasus Sebastian Molineus on September 7, who was accompanied by newly appointed Country Manager of the World Bank for Armenia Carolin Geginat.

Welcoming the visit of Sebastian Molineus and congratulating Carolin Geginat on the appointment, the Deputy PM highlighted the long-lasting cooperation between the Armenian Government and the World Bank, stating that many grant and loan programs have been implemented in the sidelines of the partnership. He highlighted the Bank’s contribution to the upgrading of Armenia’s public administration s

Challenges facing public-private dialogue discussed in Yerevan

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Armenia Business Enabling Environment project and the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Armenia jointly hosted a “Public-Private Dialogue in Armenia” Stakeholder Meeting in Yerevan.

Vahan Kerobyan, the Minister of Economy, and John Allelo, the USAID/Armenia Mission Director, with Ministry representatives, business associations, private companies, and international organizations took part in the event to accomplish the following: discuss the issues and challenges facing public-private dialogue (PPD);hear the opinions  of the participants on how to improve opportunities for dialogue; and to review various PPD mechanisms that would create effective, and sustainable dialogue platforms.

“The Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Armenia attaches great importance to dialogue with the private sector and the business community; and to the open and honest discussion of issues that&nbsp

Pashinyan: Armenia ready for dialogue with Turkey

Pashinyan: Armenia ready for dialogue with Turkey

September 8, 2021 – 12:57 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has said that Armenia is ready to engage in dialogue with Turkey.

Pashinyan told a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, September 8 that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has spoken about relation with Armenia. According to him, such conversations can serve as a basis for re-launching railways and roads between the two countries. Pashinyan noted that Russia has expressed readiness to support the process, while the EU, France and the United States are also interested in the matter.

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