Armenia Required To Strengthen Ties With Diaspora


10.07.2009 18:54 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan has today met
with members of Depi Hayk Foundation. In his welcoming speech,
Minister stressed the importance of Armenia’s developing ties with
Diaspora. "Diaspora greatly assisted us in the process of achieving
full independence," he said.

In his turn, fund Director Sevan Kabyakyan said that the present-day
voluntary activities differ from those existing 15 years ago, as there
are doctors, programmers and other professionals among volunteers.

As noted by Mr. Kabyakyan, fund’s activities are aimed at recruiting
young Diaspora representatives for working as volunteers in
Armenia. The fund has been operating since 2004, and 400 people
have visited Armenia in that period. Time-limits for voluntary work
range from 2 to 10 months. There are currently 52 young Diaspora
representatives visiting Armenia in the frames of the program.

At the end of the meeting, Defense Minister stressed that it was a
great honor for him to communicate with young generation and transfer
to them his experience.

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