Monthly Archives: March 2019

U.S State Department Praises Armenia for Major Reforms After the “Velvet Revolution”

The United States has praised Armenia for reforms in a number of areas, including the holding of elections “with respect for fundamental freedoms” and fighting “systemic government corruption” reported Radio Free Europe. A U.S Department of State report on human … Continue reading

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Armenian Assembly Regional Director Meets with U.S Assistant Secretary of State for Public Relations

LOS ANGELES – On March 15, 2019, Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) Western Region Director Mihran Toumajan was honored to attend a Signature Series meet and greet in Downtown Los Angeles hosted by the National Association of Women Business Owners, … Continue reading

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AAMS to Honor Anna Hakobyan and Serj Tankian, April 6

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Armenian American Medical Society’s (AAMS) annual gala is fast-approaching and marks 34 years of promoting health services, education, and professional growth in the healthcare industry. AAMS’ continued mission of benevolence is at the forefront of … Continue reading

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Nikol Pashinyan, Cyril Muller Discuss Expanding Cooperation Between Armenia and World Bank

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on March 15 met with the World Bank Vice President for Europe and Central Asia Cyril Muller. Stressing the importance of World Bank’s financial and technical support to Armenia, the Prime Minister expressed his government’s … Continue reading

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Patriarch Mesrob Mutafyan and Elections

Archbishop Mesrob Mutafyan, the 84th Patriarch of Istanbul, passed away March 8th, 2019. Since 2008, he had been incapacitated and was hospitalized for over 10 years, suffering from Alzheimers Disease. The Turkish government officials explained that he had not passed … Continue reading

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Assembly Co-Chair Requests $100 Million for Armenia in Democracy and Economic Assistance

WASHINGTON, D.C – Testifying in person before the House of Appropriations Subcommittee on State Foreign Operations and Related Programs (Subcommittee), on behalf of the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly), Board of Trustees Co-Chairman Van Krikorian urged the Subcommittee to allocate … Continue reading

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Armenia Begins Substantive Reforms to Improve its Ranking

What could be done to improve the country’s position in the World Bank’s Doing Business Index. Currently Armenia ins ranked 41st among 190 countries, having improved its place by six points from the previous ranking for 2018. VPM Avinyan said … Continue reading

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Archbishop Mesrob Mutafyan, Patriarch of Istanbul, Passed Away on Friday, March 8th

Archbishop Mesrob Mutafyan, the 84th Armenian Patriarch of Istanbul, passed away on Friday, March 8th 2019, at Sourp Pirgich (Holy Saviour) Hospital in Istanbul, where he was being cared for. He has been incapacitated since 2008 with early onset dementia. … Continue reading

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OSCE Minks Group Co-Chairs Statement on the Meeting of PM Pashinyan and President Aliyev

Co-chairs of the OSCE Mink Group (Igor Popov of the Russian Federation, Stephane Visconti of France and Andrew Schofer of the United States of America) issued a statement on the upcoming meeting of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani … Continue reading

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Armenian Assembly Praises Congressman Pallone’s Bipartisan Resolution Supporting Travel and Communication in Artsakh

WASHINGTON, D.C — The Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) praised Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues Co-Chair Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) for introducing H. Res. 190. The bipartisan legislation supports United States-Artsakh relations, and calls as travel, between the two … Continue reading

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