WE DO NOT HAVE OIL, BUT WE DO HAVE MORE PRECIOUS RESOURCES - ARMENIAN PM
- YEREVAN. - Armenia's PM Tigran Sargsyan received Jonathan James Aves and Catherine Jane Leach, Great Britain's newly appointed ambassadors to Armenia. They discussed Armenian-British relations.
Sargsyan noted that Armenia is interested in deepening relations with Great Britain. "First and foremost, it is important for the British diplomacy to secure a balanced approach in the region. We do not have oil, but we do have more precious and important resources. Above all, this is the human capital. That is why Information Technology is a priority direction for us," Armenia's PM said, Governmental Press Service informed Armenian News-NEWS.am.
He also noted that economic interests need to be discovered in Armenia for British investors, and this would give new impetus to developing bilateral relations.
In her turn, Ambassador Catherine Jane Leach expressed a conviction that their activities would transfer the Armenian-British relations to a new phase. The two ambassadors also noted that British companies are interested in making investments in Armenia, specifically in the mining industry and Information Technology.
The interlocutors also reflected on Armenia's economic policy, as well as bilateral cultural and Armenia-EU relations.
- 571 Popular uprising against Persia and the constraints of Zoroastrianism. Under the command of General Vartan the Second, the Persian forces were expelled.
- 1878 Birth of philologist Zabel Yessayan.
- 1916 Russian forces occupy Karin (Erzroom, Western Armenia).
- 1922 Confirmation of the First Constitution of the Armenian SSR.
- 1926 Death of Johannes Lepsius, Christian leader who tried to inform the world about the Armenian Genocide committed by Turks. He was born in 1858.
- 1952 Death of Hakob Manandarian, historian and philologist. He was born in 1873.