I suggest we think about tomorrow's cooperation. President Sarkissian and the President of JICA discussed the possibilities of expanding cooperation
Today, President of the Republic of Armenia Armen Sarkissian, in Japan on a working visit, met with Kitaoka Shinichi, the President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
The head of the Japan International Cooperation Agency welcomed President Sarkissian's visit to Japan, noting that their agency has been cooperating with Armenia for years, and he is glad to discuss the directions of future cooperation with the President of Armenia.
President Sarkissian thanked him for the work and programs implemented in Armenia with the support of the agency. "We all, however, live for tomorrow, not today. As President of the country, I suggest thinking about tomorrow's cooperation and discuss what we can do together."
The parties discussed the possibilities to deepen interaction in natural disaster management and prevention, as well as developing cooperation in science, high technologies, and tourism.
President Sarkissian presented information on the ATOM (Advanced Tomorrow) Presidential Initiative and noted that within the framework of this program aimed at developing science and technology in our country, agreements were already reached to cooperate with several world’s leading technology companies, scientific and educational institutions. It is expected to cooperate with Japanese companies and universities as well. "It is important that we focused on having an economy, based on science and technology, as that is the future of our country," said President Sarkissian.
The head of the Japan International Cooperation Agency noted that their structure is ready to discuss ways to expand cooperation with Armenia.
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is a governmental agency that aims to assist in the economic and social growth in developing countries, as well as to promote international cooperation by sharing knowledge and experience.