Adhoc Armenian Committee for Tibet China Negotiations
Viken L. Attarian
514-244-7575, [email protected]
AD HOC ARMENIAN COMMITTEE IN SUPPORT OF TIBET CHINA NEGOTIATIONS SECURES
THREE ADDITIONAL MP SIGNATURES AND DECLARES SUCCESS
Montreal, QUEBEC, CANADA April 23, 2004– The Ad Hoc Armenian Committee in
Support of the Tibet China Negotiations has secured three additional MP
signatures to Mr. Sarkis Assadourian’s in support of their cause. The MPs
who have signed just prior to His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s visit to Canada
are Harvey André, Yolande Thibeault and David Price.
“We are grateful to these three new MPs who have signed on, bringing the
total of supporting Members of Parliament to 165 “, says Mr. Azad
Chichmanian, a member of the committee, “hundreds of emails and letters were
sent through our committee to achieve this objective and we have been
successful. The Prime Minister has actually met with His Holiness as a
result of the effort of all Canadians and we are proud to declare our
successful campaign to be officially closed”.
“Our special thanks go to those Canadian-Armenians who have listened to our
call and have responded postitively, and to all our friends who have worked
in the background to achieve this success” says Mr. Viken L. Attarian,
another member of the committee. “This is a particularly moving moment for
Armenians because in this same week, the Canadian Parliament, following in
the footsteps of the Canadian Senate, has officially recognized the Armenian
Genocide. Armenians, as a nation who have suffered a great historical
injustice, have reached out to our fellow Tibetans and actively worked in
support of human rights. It was our duty to do so as Armenians, as
Canadians and as human beings”.
For Further information please contact Viken L. Attarian at 514-244-7575.