Today, YSU received the next generation of students. Each faculty organizes this ceremony in its own way and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia traditionally visits the above mentioned faculty.
“Mr. Nalbandyan is the great friend of our university, and we always glad to receive him. In addition to classes, this is an important meeting for future specialists, as via interactive communication our students learn much more than during the lecture. Such meetings help students understand that they have made a right choice,” - said YSU Rector Aram Simonyan.
The Foreign Minister first congratulated the students and proceeded to the main theme of the meeting, speaking about diplomacy and the peculiarities of the Armenian diplomatic field. He then added that several dozen alumni have already graduated from the 6-year old Diplomatic School who now work at the RA Foreign Ministry or our diplomatic missions. YSU alumni dominate here, by the way.
“After our last meeting a lot has taken place in the world. This year marks the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide, and our foreign office, diplomats carry out the relevant work directed to the recognition and condemnation. Quite a lot of work has been done in a number of countries to intensify diplomatic and economic ties,” - said Mr. Minister.
He pointed out some of the events that were more significant. These were the statement of the Pope of Rome, liturgy in St. Peter’s Cathedral, statement of the German president, a number of international resolutions in some countries, etc.
“Turkey tried in every way to divert the attention of the international community with the event, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Gallipoli Battle, but they failed. The recognition process is already irreversible and ongoing,” - said Mr. Nalbandyan.
The lecture was followed by questions and answers. Students wanted to understand the diplomat’s mission, what features he should have to succeed. A number of questions referred to the Armenian foreign policy.
After the meeting the first lessons started.