HAAF seeks better ties with the Armenian community in Iran

Hayastan All-Armenian Fund
Governmental Buiding 3, Yerevan, RA
Contact: Hasmik Grigoryan
Tel: +(3741) 56 01 06 ext. 105
Fax: +(3741) 52 15 05
E-mail: [email protected]

09 February, 2008

Hayastan All Armenian Fund seeks better ties with the Armenian community in

Yerevan, February 9, 2009 – During his two-day working visit to the Islamic
Republic of Iran, Hayastan All Armenian Fund Acting Executive Director Ara
Vardanyan accompanied by Advisor to the Fund’s Executive Director Hrach
Hovhannisyan met with the Armenian Ambassador to Iran H.E. Karen Nazaryan,
Primate of the Armenian diocese of Tehran Archbishop Sepuh Sargsian,
Chairman of the Armenian Council of Tehran Aida Avanesian, as well as with
all other members of the Council, senior management of the Ararat Sport
Center in Tehran and the daily newspaper Alik.

Agreement on principles about the ways in which Himnadram can establish a
permanent and more active presence in the Iranian Armenian community were
discussed and understandings were reached; but it was also agreed that as
there are three Armenian Councils in Iran, the matter needs to be further
discussed and coordinated with all Councils, so that a unified approach can
be adopted. During his next trip to Iran Mr. Vardanyan plans to visit the
Armenian communities of Tabriz and Isfahan.

"It is no surprise that my first official visit was to Iran. The Fund
management has been seeking better ties and cooperation with the Armenian
community in Iran which has been involved and greatly contributed to the
Fund’s activities in the course of its existence. The best recent example of
their involvement in the Fund’s activities is the lighting systems and water
main built in Shvanizor, Alvank and Nrnadzor villages. Engaging the Armenian
community in Iran in the already extensive affiliate network of the Fund
will enable to make a better use of our common resources," says Ara

Hayastan All Armenian Fund


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