ArmInfo. On a working visit to Switzerland, Armenian President Armen Sarkissian at the UN headquarters in Geneva took part in the discussions of UNCTAD Panel of Eminent Persons.
As the RA President's press service told ArmInfo, Sarkissian has been elected as the chair of the UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) Panel of Eminent Persons.
The Group provides consulting on the vision of trade and developments for the next ten years, urgent economic development challenges, proposes ideas and solutions to overcome these challenges. The members of the Group, who are heads of state and government, leading experts and economists, are invited personally by the UNCTAD Secretary-General.Group meetings are held in a closed format in accordance with Chatham House rules.
With the participation of Sarkissian, panel discussions on "Main Challenges and Opportunities" were held by UNCTAD Secretary General Mukhisa Kituy. The Secretary General of the structure, following the results of discussions, said that a group of influential persons is called upon to help understand where the world is moving and what needs to be paid more attention, given the challenges. He also called the participation of the RA President in this event important.
In turn, former Secretary General of Francophonie Michaelle Jean , who also participated in the event, emphasized that it is not very important for Armenia to be seen on this site as a member of the group, as it has wonderful memories of Armenia. "I believe that your country plays an important role in the field of information technology, for example, the TUMO Creative Technology Center, whose educational system is exported to different countries of the world. The special attention Armenia places on education, supporting young people in the application of new technologies is very innovative approach, and this is a significant fact, " Jean concluded.