ARMENIAN GENOCIDE COMMEMORATIVE COMMITTEE
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Willoughby NSW 2068
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AUSTRALIA, Sydney: Premier of New South Wales, Bob Carr Meets with
President of European Armenian Federation, Mrs Hilda Tchoboian.
Sydney, AUSTRALIA: On Friday 29 April 2005, Mrs Hilda Tchoboian,
President of the Armenian European Federation for Justice and
Democracy, together with a delegation from the Armenian Genocide
Commemorative Committee met the Premier of New South Wales, The
Honourable Bob Carr MP.
Below is the text of the news release received from the Office of the
Premier of New South Wales, Australia
PREMIER CARR MEETS EUROPEAN ARMENIAN COMMUNITY LEADER
The Premier of NSW, Mr Bob Carr today met with Europe’s senior
Armenian communal leader ` who is here to participate in local
commemorations, marking the 90th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
Mr Carr met Mrs Hilda Tchoboian, Chair of the European Armenian
Federation of Justice and Democracy (EAFJD) ` the influential
Brussels-based advocacy body of the Armenian-European community.
Mr Carr was joined by the Chair of the Community Relations Commission,
Mr Stepan Kerkyasharian and Chair of the Armenian Genocide
Commemorative Committee, Dr Tro Kortian.
Discussion focused on commemoration activities for the 90th
anniversary of the Armenian genocide and issues affecting the Armenian
`I welcome Mrs Tchoboian’s visit to Australia and heightening
awareness of the Armenian genocide,’ Mr Carr said.
`I join with the Armenian Australian community in marking this year’s
important anniversary, and the call for justice, acknowledgement and
The Federation aims to:
– Act as a link and advocate between European Institutions and
the Armenian communities through the European Union;
– Provide a better understanding of Armenian related political
and strategic issues to the European Union;
– Foster the European Union’s values of tolerance and dialogue
in Armenian related issues.
Since 2000, Mrs Tchoboian has been a consultant, (on technical
co-operation matters), to the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights.
Mrs Tchoboian is also the President of the Govcas Center for Law and
Conflict Resolution and publisher of the `Govcas Bulletin’.
From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress