ON A WORKING VISIT TO WASHINGTON, RA PRIME MINISTER TIGRAN SARGSYAN ATTENDED THE WORLD BANK/IMF ANNUAL MEETING’S OPENING CEREMONY
Monday, 13th of October, 2008
Widely commented on by US and international experts, as well as
by mass media for 3 weeks now, the global financial crisis was the
highlight of the day.
According to IMF Executive Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the
financial crisis should not lead to reduced assistance for developing
countries. This standpoint aroused a lot of controversy among the
delegations in attendance of the event.
Following the ceremony, the Prime Minister-led delegation called at
Armenia’s embassy in Washington where they met with Armenian Assembly
of America and USAPAC leadership. In the words of USAPAC director Ross
Vartian, founded only two years ago and acting in parallel to US-based
Armenian lobbying organizations, the USAPAC has grown into one of
key Armenian associations of the United States. Armenia-Diaspora
linkages and Armenian-Turkish relations, as well as the global
financial turmoil were discussed at the meeting.
Later on Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan met with the representatives
of the Armenian community of the United States.
From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress