The meeting was attended by YSU Rector Aram Simonyan, Vice-rector on Students, Alumni and Public Relations Ruben Markosyan, heads of various subdivisions and departments, deans, professors and students, as well as members of the Artsakh Government and other officials.
Bako Sahakyan welcomed the guests and noted with pleasure that the University’s visits to Artsakh are regular.
“First of all I would like to welcome your initiative as it increases our students’ patriotic spirit and becomes for them something exemplary. Your visits are also important in terms of our meetings, during which we can speak about the security of our countries in the economic, cultural and social life, as well as the educational system,” – said Mr. Sahakyan.
YSU Rector Aram Simonyan, expressing gratitude to the hospitality and warm reception for all these years, focused on the purpose and the scheduled events for this visit: “We are not just the owners of Artsakh, but also a part of it, and we cannot imagine ourselves without this familiar world. Each visit increases our feeling of responsibility and serves as a platform for new meetings.”
According to the Rector, our delegation will visit the secondary school of Horatagh, where they will attend the opening ceremony of the classroom named after N. Marutyan. Commission on Cultural Affairs of YSU Student Council will also participate in this event. Students will plant symbolic 50 walnuts in the school yard. YSU lecturers will deliver lectures in different military units and on the last day of the visit they will participate in the tree-planting ceremony in Berdzor, dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the RA independence.
YSU Rector also highlighted the ties between the University and the army. In the framework of this visit our students visited military units and spent one day with soldiers.
Head of the Centre on Student Affairs Vahagn Varagyan noted that these visits are to help our students to see, feel and recognize their country, Artsakh: “Our students should see why our heroes became immortal, and for what they should fight and continue the immortal deeds of our heroes.”
Mr. Varagyan also said that the third edition of the program “In the Army” will also be called to life and will be of an All-Armenian nature from now on.
A number of issues and new ways of cooperation were also discussed during the meeting.