Today YSU hosted the member of parliament of German Bundestag, the member of Christian Democratic Union Albert Weiler.
The meeting was attended by YSU Rector Aram Simonyan, vice-rectors Gegham Gevorgyan, Ruben Markosyan and Alexander Grigoryan.
Aram Simonyan welcomed the guest and spoke about the history, academic activities, international cooperation, mission and programs of YSU.
YSU Rector spoke about the cooperation of YSU with the German universities (Rostock, Halle, etc.), focusing on the educational programs implemented in the framework of “DAAD”.
Albert Weiler said it is an honor for him to come up with a report at the Global Forum dedicated to the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide, focusing on the international recognition of the Armenian Genocide on behalf of Germany.
The guest said that before the visit to Armenia he had met with the Rector of the University of Jena and discussed the prospects of cooperation with the Armenian universities, in particular YSU.
Aram Simonyan expressed willingness to expand the cooperation with German universities, including the University of Jena: “It is particularly important for us to cooperate with the University of Jena, because some of the founders of YSU have received education right at this HEI.”
The parties also focused on the preservation of Christian values all over the world, as our mission is to educate the coming generations in this spirit.
Mr. Weiler also touched upon the issue of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, stressing that this problem should be highlighted among the representatives of German society.
“Last year I visited Karabakh and I plan to travel there again, study the issues and raise them in Germany. At present Jena University is interested in the South Caucasus issues, and I am sure that in future some of the researches of our students will be devoted right to the Karabakh issue,” - said Mr. Weiler.
At the end of the meeting the sides exchanged souvenirs and books, after which Albert Weiler walked through YSU Alley of Gratitude.