President Armen Sarkissian met with the President of Italy Sergio Mattarella

President Sarkissian Visits Italy for Conference, Meetings with Leaders


ROME — President Armen Sarkissian, who is in Italy on a working visit, on November 20 met with the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella.

President Mattarella welcomed his colleague’s visit to Italy. In a cordial and warm atmosphere, the Presidents discussed issues related to the strengthening of the Armenian-Italian relations.

It was noted that high level visits considerably contribute to the deepening of the bilateral ties and give a new impetus to the development of cooperation of the two friendly states in all areas.

President Armen Sarkissian speaks at the Digital Geopolitics Conference.

Sarkissian informed the counterpart on the meetings and agreements reached in the framework of his working visit to Italy. Stressing that wide opportunities exist for cooperation in the economic, cultural, and scientific areas, the Presidents underscored the importance of a full utilization of the existing potential.
President Armen Sarkissian, who is in Italy on a working visit, on November 16 had a working meeting with Alessandro Profumo, chief executive director of the Italian Leonardo company which is a leading company in the area of military equipment production.

At the meeting, the parties held an engaged discussion on the opportunities with the Company in the areas of education and high technologies.

President Sarkissian invited Profumo to conduct a visit to Armenia.

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The Leonardo Company specializes in the production of defense and security aerospace related equipment, broadly applying high technologies.

The company has more than 45,000 employees and manufactures helicopters, aircrafts, aero systems, land and sea electronics, defense, security and information systems. It exports its production to dozen countries.

Leonardo maintains considerable industrial presence at the internal markets of Italy, Great Britain, US, and Poland and cooperates strategically at the major international markets.

On November 14, Sarkissan participated in the Digital Geopolitics: New Borders, Growth, and National Security Conference.

The conference was attended also by the Minister of Defense of Italy Elizabetta Trenta, executive director and president of Elettronica Group Enzo Benigni, a member of the Administration of Barack Obama, Alec Ross, as well as representatives of scientific and expert communities.

At the conference, Sarkissian delivered an address, in which he spoke about globalization and the changing world. “The world is changing faster and faster by day. We are witnessing the indications. And those, who appreciate that fact, will become tomorrow’s leaders. Globalization has changed from macro to micro: companies, individuals are now unstoppable,”  Sarkissian said.

Also discussed were issues related to the digital transformation of industry, changes registered under the new conditions in the defense, security, and aerospace areas.

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