Armenian-Language Classes Taught In Iraqi City

Nov 10 2011

YEREVAN. – Armenia’s Diaspora Minister Hranush Hakobyan on Thursday
received Archbishop Avak Assadourian, the Primate of Iraq Diocese of
the Armenian Apostolic Church.

They discussed Iraqi-Armenian community’s education and youth issues.

Archbishop Assadourian informed the minister that an Armenian-language
course is being taught in a state-run school in northern Iraqi city
of Arbil, ever since the beginning of this year, and 44 students are
attending the classes. Armenian-language courses are planned to be
held in other Iraqi regions, too.

The Minister and the Primate reached an agreement on organizing young
Iraqi Armenians’ visit to Armenia along the lines of the Diaspora
Ministry’s “Come Home” Program for 2012.

Hakobyan informed the Archbishop on the Ministry’s projects and actions
toward the integration of Iraqi Armenians who are living in Armenia.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS