HEAD OF THE WORLD BANK EXPRESSES READINESS TO SUPPORT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF PROGRAMS OF DIASPORA MINISTRY

ARMENPRESS
Dec 16, 2008

YEREVAN, DECEMBER 16, ARMENPRESS: Armenian Diaspora Minister Hranush
Hakobian received today head of the Armenian office of the World Bank
Aristomene Varudakis.

Public relations department of the Armenian Diaspora Ministry told
Armenpress that H. Hakobian stressed the importance of the World
Bank in the implementation of programs in Armenia. She presented the
guest the programs of the Diaspora Ministry which are possible to be
financed by the World Bank.

The Minister put a specific stress on the programs of educational
issues in the Diaspora and the organization of distant education.

A. Varudakis presented the programs which are intended to be
implemented within the frameworks of the Strategy of support to the
country by the Bank during the upcoming four years.

He noted that essential programs will be implemented in higher
education sphere and the general aim is the increase of the education
quality in pre-school and secondary education spheres.

The sides also discussed the creation of pan Armenian professional
net through high technologies as well as the cooperation opportunities
in the issues of organization of video-conferences and TV-bridges.

A. Varudakis stressed the importance of initiatives and suggestions
of the Ministry and expressed readiness to support the implementation
of its programs and promotion of relations.