The 8th session of the India-Armenia Intergovernmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technological, Cultural and Educational Cooperation (IGC) was held in Yerevan on 04 July 2022. Foreign Minister H.E. Mr. Ararat Mirzoyan led the Armenian delegation. The Indian delegation was led by Secretary (West), Shri Sanjay Verma. The 7th IGC was held in April 2016. Prior to the IGC consultations, Secretary (West) was received by Foreign Minister H. E. Mr. Ararat Mirzoyan for a tete-a-tete.
At the IGC, both sides discussed and reviewed the current state of cooperation in diverse fields such as trade, investments, health, tourism, infrastructure, culture, connectivity, information technology, agriculture, fintech and education. India and Armenia also signed an MoU on High Impact Community Development Projects in Armenia with financial and technical assistance from India.
Secretary (West) also called on the Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia H. E. Mr. Hambardzum Matevosyan. Secretary (West) paid floral tributes at the statue of Mahatma Gandhi. A Mahatma Gandhi Auditorium was later inaugurated at the Yerevan State Medical University (YSMU) along with Dr. Armen Muradyan, Rector of the University. Secretary (West) also interacted with Indian students studying at the YSMU.