Armenian government attaches utmost importance to India-Armenia bilateral relations, says Narek Mkrtchyan


Narek Mkrtchyan said that the focus of dialogue between India and Armenia is labor mobility and labor qualification.

Narek Mkrtchyan and Bhupender Yadav

New Delhi: The Armenian government attaches utmost importance to bilateral relations between India and Armenia, Armenian Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Narek Mkrtchyan told Firstpost.

Mkrtchyan is part of the largest Armenian government delegation to visit India so far.

“The Armenian government attaches utmost importance to the bilateral relations between India and Armenia. Armenian communities have historical roots in India. We have settled in major Indian cities such as Agra, Chennai, Lucknow, Surat, Mumbai etc. the context of India-Armenia relations.

The delegation, after the conclusion of the Raisina dialogues in New Delhi, would move to Mumbai as several companies and businesses are part of the Armenian group.

The focus of India-Armenia dialogue has been, Mkrtchyan said, labor migration mobility and labor skills. “We have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Indian Ministry of Skills for workforce development. Moreover, we intend to institute a similar ministry in our own country with the help of India. The Armenian minister met with his Indian counterpart Bhupender Yadav.

The Armenian and Indian Labor Ministries have also decided to set up a working group to work out the modalities of cooperation between the two countries in this field.

“With Indian assistance, we plan to establish an Indian-style labor court in Armenia,” Mkrtchyan added.

The NSDC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of the Republic of Armenia to exchange labor market analyzes and facilitate knowledge sharing on policies and mechanisms to improve the competitiveness of Workforce. Through country-specific examples of skill demand forecasting, exploration of design techniques to reduce job-to-job transitions, discussion of active labor market programs and private sector engagement in upskilling the workforce, the collaboration aims to scale up human capital development in India and Armenia. .

“To establish a framework of cooperation between the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of Armenia and the Observer Research Foundation – organizer of the important ‘Raisina Dialogue’ – I signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the President from ORF, Samir Saran,” Mkrtchyan said.

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