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President Sarkissian pays working visit to Gyumri

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President Sarkissian pays working visit to Gyumri

President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian had a luncheon-meeting with a group of businessmen of Italy’s National Association of Builders (ANCE) and the Association of Engineering, Architectural, and Technical-Economic Consultancy Organizations (OICE) during his working visit in Gyumri, the President’s Office told Armenpress. The meeting participants discussed the cooperation opportunities in restoration of old buildings which represent a historical-cultural value in Gyumri.

Thereafter, the President toured the city’s historical center accompanied by the Italian businessmen, Governor of Shirak province Tigran Petrosyan, Mayor of Gyumri Samvel Balasanyan and representatives of local companies engaged in Gyumri’s development programs. The Italian entrepreneurs were introduced on the restoration and development programs of the city’s historical center.

At a meeting with reporters the Armenian President informed that months before during the meeting at the ANCE he has invited the company representatives to Gyumri. The President said the meaning of this invitation is very simple – to return the life in Gyumri and of course, to preserve the city’s cultural heritage, and the goal is to jointly restore Gyumri. “Gyumri is our home, let’s restore our home and bring it to life. This is a unique city with a beautiful history and good people. Gyumri is a forgotten treasure”, Armen Sarkissian said. “Italy is a country with a great historical and cultural heritage. Italians know how to keep and appreciate the culture. Therefore, their visit is important if we want to make Gyumri a cultural center”.

It is expected that the first visit of the Italian businessmen will be followed by the visit of a working group to estimate what kind of works need to be carried out.

Ambassador of Italy to Armenia Vincenzo del Monaco has also expressed readiness to participate in this process and contribute to Gyumri’s develo...

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