Armenian President Armen Sarkissian received today the Ambassador of Finland Arya Makkonen (diplomatic residence in Helsinki), the Presidential Office stated.
Armenian President holds meeting with Ambassador of Finland
STEPANAKERT, DECEMBER 10, ARTSAKHPRESS: Talking about the Armenian-Finnish relations, the President said the two countries have great opportunities to develop the mutually beneficial cooperation. “We have many commonalities and can learn a lot from each other”, he said.
The officials touched upon the possibilities of cooperation between the presidential institutions of the two countries. President Sarkissian suggested considering in this regard the possibility of cooperation between the two countries' presidential structures. The President said that his goal is to have a strong and well-established presidential institute in Armenia that is established under parliamentary governance and to create traditions.
Noting that Finland has made great progress in new technologies, the President said that development of this field is a priority for Armenia as well. President Sarkissian said that the Presidential institute has its own technology development initiative called ATOM, which aims to bring international information and high technology companies to Armenia where they can develop artificial intelligence, mathematical modeling, and more. He said they would be happy to see Finnish companies, among other technology partners, on this platform as well.