ANC of NY meets with Prime Minister of Taiwan


Armenian National Committee
Eastern United States
69-23 47th Avenue
Woodside, NY 11377
Contact: Doug Geogerian
Tel: 917 428 1918
Fax: 718 651 3637
E-mail: [email protected]

ANC of New York and City Council Member Gioia Welcome Prime Minister
of Taiwan to New York City

Armenian National Committee of New York (ANC of New York) Chairperson
Tony Vartanian and activist Nazo Haroutunian joined City Council Member
Gioia and other community leaders to welcome Taiwanese Prime Minster
Yu Shyi-kun to Queens on September 3, 2004 at a cocktail reception
at the Water’s Edge Restaurant, scenically located on the East River
across from the United Nations.

Prime Minister Yu concluded a two-week journey to North America,
completing a trip meant to promote trade and build diplomatic
friendships, including stops in the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua,
and Honduras. The ANC of New York was proud to participate in a
private ceremony where New York dignitaries and prominent members of
the community honored Prime Minister Yu and presented him with gifts
in an expression of goodwill.

The ANC of New York has a close, working relationship with City Council
Member Gioia. In April 2003, Council Member Gioia spoke movingly at
the ANC of New York Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide held at City
Hall. Mr. Gioia applauded the community’s efforts to fight for official
recognition and vowed to support the effort in anyway he could.

Chairperson Vartanian said, “We thank Council Member Gioia for
recognizing the ANC of New York as the resonating voice of the
Armenian-American community and a leading organization in our diverse
New York City landscape. The private event honoring Prime Minister
Yu shows the Council Member’s commitment to the inclusion of the
Armenian-American voice”.

Mr. Vartanian added, “Queens is the most diverse borough of recent
immigrants, composed of many ethnic communities including a strong
Armenian-American community. The Armenian-American community has
been especially pro-active at reaching out to elected officials. In
an effort to gain a stronger voice for the diverse communities of
Queens, the ANC of New York is enthusiastic about fostering a strong
relationship with leaders of other ethnic communities”.