Tigran SargsyanPrime Minister of the Republic of Armenia
I welcome the organizers and participants of the Sixth Annual International Microelectronics Olympiad of Armenia being held in the framework of Synopsys Week in Armenia.
The development of the information technology sector and a knowledge-based economy and community are amongst the Government's priorities. Such events can become stimulators of the above mentioned goals. These events are not only a platform for presenting new ideas and solutions, but also tools to identify young specialists with high-potential, for whom the Olympiad is a possibility to gain state-of-art knowledge that will serve for further development of this sector. This important, now tradition-strengthening event year after year expands not only the number, but also the geography of its participants. I am aware that this year representatives from more than ten countries will take part in the Olympiad. This proves that this initiative, aimed at developing information technology and stimulating the work of young specialists, has achieved international recognition and reputation.
I wish you all the best; high results to Olympiad participants and successes to organizers and sponsors in their new and appreciated initiatives.