3rd congress of descendants of genocide survivors important – FM

ARKA News Agency, Armenia
Aug 10 2007

3rd congress of descendants of Armenian genocide survivors important,
FM states

YEREVAN, August 10. /ARKA/. RA Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanian
received today Karen Mikaelyan, member of the Organizing Committee
for preparing and holding the third Congress of descendants of
survivors of the Armenian Genocide in 1915.

During the meeting, the RA Foreign Minister emphasized the importance
of holding the congress and continuing processes interrupted after
the first two congresses held in 1917 and 1918.

According to Oskanian, before holding the congress, much work should
be done in Armenian communities abroad, particularly, with social and
religious organizations in Diaspora, with all the relevant issues to
be discussed with them.

In his turn, Mikaelyan emphasized the significance and necessity of
organizing the congress, taking into account the statement of
national problems and joint efforts toward their solution.

He stated that a number of organizational meetings have been held,
and a declaration of forming authorized representative bodies has
been issued. Z. Sh. -0–