On 16 October the participants of the 14th annual East-West Design & Test Symposium were received by His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. They were accompanied by Dr. Yervant Zorian, President of IEEE, Chairman of the Symposium, and President of Synopsys Armenia.
About 200 representatives from 31 countries are attending the Symposium, which is being held in Yerevan, as well as 25 speakers from leading companies and universities of USA, Mexico, Germany, Sweden, Canada, Romania, Italy, India, China and France.
Dr. Zorian introduced the Symposium participants to His Holiness and asked for his blessings.
The Catholicos of All Armenians welcomed them all and spoke on the mission of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin and Armenian Apostolic Holy Church in the life of Armenians, and the challenges facing the Church.
His Holiness stressed that the Armenian Church, along with her spiritual mission, has also been the creator of Armenian culture and the sponsor of science. His Holiness greeted the provision of services of the attendees in high-tech development industry and observed that the result of their mind only contribute to the progress and welfare of the human life, peace and justice.
His Holiness expressed his appreciation to Dr. Zorian for his vast contributions in the development of the high-tech industry in Armenia and his valuable participation in the national life.
The meeting was also attended by His Eminence Archbishop Nathan Hovhannisyan, Director of the External Relations and Protocol Department of the Mother See; and His Grace Bishop Gevork Saroyan, Dean of the Spiritual and Educational Institutions of the Mother See.