Today we have an over 7 million-strong Diaspora.
Many have stood by Armenia since its independence, representing Armenia at all corners of the globe, participating in the process of building our country in different formats. We are deeply grateful to them and appreciate this approach. It is also a fact that some of you were objectively or subjectively disappointed. What shall we do now: feel hurt and carry on like that? I am convinced that we have no right to be despondent, disappointed, frustrated, and disdainful to each other. It is just illogical and will lead us to a deadlock. Even if we do not have our share of sin, we all have something else we can do.
We need to straighten our back and continue building together the country we all dream about; the country that wakes up every day with firm determination to build, develop and add something new for the sake of its supreme value – the man.
We need an advanced and developed country that will have a gravitational force and will reverse the migration trends and will be able to resist such a painful phenomenon as is the isolation from the community, namely the “emigration from the Diaspora.” On this road, we must be realistic, sincere and constructive, get rid of all kinds of illusions, we must clearly and sincerely assess the expectations and reality of both Armenia and the Diaspora.
We need to agree on our further steps and future visions, evaluate our shortcomings, look forward optimistically, work out and persist.
Everyone can have a direct and immediate role in our development and reform process, regardless of citizenship, position, profession or irrespective of how many days is spent in Homeland: in a word, all those who are not indifferent to the fate of Armenia and wish to participate in the future of their homeland.
(Prime Minister's speech at the 6th Pan-Armenian Armenia-Diaspora Conference)
Dear investors and guests.
The Priorities of our community development are: make Vanadzor a green, clean, well-equipped, with developed educational and cultural infrastructures attractive city with sufficient living conditions for the population and for guests. Therefor we have created Community development program for the coming five-year period and launched a special framework for our investment projects. The aim of the framework is to attract investments to the Vanadzor, to present the existing projects created by the staff of Vanadzor municipality to potential investors and to contribute to the implementation of investment projects in Vanadzor.
Eight investment projects are presented on www.vanadzor.am web page and waiting for investors.
In close cooperation with the Governor of the region of Lori, we will support the development of small and medium-sized businesses, as well as cultural tourism business formation in our city.
Hospitable Vanadzor welcomes all investors and business-trip guests, expressing confidence that all of them will find favorable conditions and support for their future activities in Vanadzor.