HRANUSH HAKOBIAN SUGGESTS THAT NEW "TOWARDS ARMENIA" MOVEMENT BE ESTABLISHED
Hranush Hakobian, the recently appointed head of the Diaspora
Committee of the Foreign Ministry, met recently with top members of
the Armenian Revolutionary Federation, Orinats Yerkir and Prosperous
Armenia parties, which make the coalition government together with the
Republican party, to discuss a set of issues pertaining to boosting
and expanding relations between Armenia and its Diaspora.
The press division of the Foreign Ministry said to Armenpress that the
focus of the meeting was on the ways to help Armenians in Diaspora
to preserve their identity and on development of mechanisms for the
full use of Diaspora’s resources and potential.
Hranush Hakobian suggested that a new movement, which may be called
"Towards Armenia," be established. She said every possible means
should be employed to bring young Diaspora Armenians to Armenia.
This idea was endorsed by top representatives of the coalition members,
the press division said. It said they voiced their own proposals on
how to improve relations between Armenia and the Diaspora as well.
It said Hranush Hakobian met also with Catholicos Karekin II, to
present the committee’s programs and vision. She expressed hope
that the head of the Armenian Church will lend his support to this
The press division said Catholicos approved these plans giving his
blessing to the new head of the Diaspora