An agreement on cooperation was signed today between the National Academies of Sciences of Armenia and Belarus. The agreement prioritizes three directions, on which researchers will work.
Following the signing ceremony President of the Armenian National Academy of Sciences Radik Martirosyan awarded his Belarusian counterpart Mikhail Myasnikovich with a Medal issued on the occasion 80th anniversary of the Academy.
Belarus is interested in Armenia's achievements in the fields of information technologies and nuclear energy. Armenia, in turn, is interested in Belarusian experience in spheres of space research and digitalization of scientific results.
The Government of Belarus has worked out a tax policy, which encourages the interested companies to invest in the field of science. The proposal should be discussed with the Armenian Government, Radik Martirisyan said.
It's worth mentioning that Belarus has allocated $300 mln to the field of science, while the Armenian state budget has assigned just $10 mln, and this might create difficulties in implementing the programs envisaged.