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YEREVAN — The Pan-Armenian Forum of Representatives of Organizations Raising Awareness about Armenian Issues entitled “Ahead of the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide” kicked off in Yerevan on September 19th. The forum is organized by the RA Ministry of Diaspora.

During the forum, the participants discussed the activities of the regional committees established in the Diaspora ahead of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide and the representatives of organizations raising awareness about Armenian issues, as well as the current objectives of Armenia’s foreign policy.

pan-armenian3Members of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the RA National Assembly and leaders of parliamentary delegations within international organizations participated in a discussion on “Key Issues of Popular Diplomacy” moderated by Minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakobyan.

The discussions continued at the RA Ministry of Defense where the participants discussed issues related to Armenia’s defense with Minister Seyran Ohanyan and the high-ranking commanders of the ministry.

The first day of the forum ended with a discussion on the development of Armenia-Diaspora partnership at the RA Ministry of Diaspora.

The forum is being held in Yerevan on 19-21 September with the participation of nearly 50 representatives of organizations raising awareness about Armenian issues from Armenia, Artsakh and the Diaspora.

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