On May 14, Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia Tigran Avinyan received the delegation of the Global Leadership Foundation, which is on a cognitive visit to Armenia and comprised former President of Switzerland Micheline Calmy-Rey, US Ambassador to the United Nations (1989-92) Thomas Pickering, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsus (2011-17) and Project Director of the Foundation Amitav Banerjee, reports the press service of the Government of Armenia.
Tigran Avinyan emphasized that, with its representative composition, the Global Leadership Foundation has tremendous experience and valuable knowledge that can unequivocally be useful for Armenia, which is implementing radical reforms in various sectors of public life. In this context, Deputy Prime Minister Avinyan presented the goals and values that underlie the new initiatives being implemented by the Armenian government.
Mrs. Calmy-Rey stated that the processes unfolding in Armenia have aroused admiration abroad and that the Foundation’s representatives are willing to transmit the successful experience of their respective countries to Armenia and implement programs of mutual interest.
During the meeting, the interlocutors exchanged views on reforms in public governance and the actions for the functioning of an inclusive economic system and improvement of the demographic situation.