Armenian Ambassador debated with the leadership of the region

27. February 2023 10:07, aktualizováno 10:11, Mgr. Milada Soukupová

Armenian Ambassador Ashot Hovakimian met with Governor of the Pilsen Region Rudolf Špoták and with the management of the University of West Bohemia. Together, they discussed the possibility of future cooperation. It was the joint meeting of the Armenian ambassador and the technical debate that opened a personal level of possible cooperation.

"Direct contacts with the representatives of Armenia can lead to the creation of mutual ties between the two countries. We will be happy if the University will be a mediator in establishing them. The Ambassador was very well acquainted with the focus of the region, including industry and technical fields, so these are one of the opportunities for our cooperation. The second is the humanities, for example, our Faculty of Arts has a strong position and is able to establish and develop such contacts," said Blanka Šedivá, Vice-Rector for Academic and Pedagogical Activities at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, adding that the university currently has no Armenian students.

"Armenia is undoubtedly a very interesting region to which a direct flight to Yerevan has been newly established. Although it is one of the post-Soviet republics, it is also a very active state that is trying to cooperate with the members of the European Union. I think that we are also linked by historical experience. Armenia is a small state that feels threatened by aggressors in its surroundings and tends to become part of a larger project in order to ensure its security in the future. We will be happy to help such a country," said Rudolf Špoták, Governor of the Pilsen Region.

The meeting, held on Tuesday 21 February in the building of the Regional Office in Pilsen, was attended by Ambassador Ashot Hovakimian and his wife, the Vice-Rector Blanka Šedivá and Jan Váně, Head of the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts, University of West Bohemia.