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, Los Angeles chapter (NAWBO-LA) in partnership with Town Hall L.S. The Assembly extends its congratulations to MAWBO-L.A President Schenae Rourk and Advocacy Co-Chair Jessica Flores for organizing a most enlightening forum with a distinguished public servant, Michelle s. Giuda.
Toumajan was pleased to meet with Ms. Giuda, who serves as the current acting United States Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, and as United States Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs at the U.S Department of State. During a brief exchange, Toumajan highlighted to Ms Giuda, the serious and longtime working relationship between the Assembly and two branches – the Executive and Legislative – of the United States government. He stressed the Assembly’s longstanding ties with the U.S Department of State, and the Assembly’s service as a bridge to buttress U.S-Armenia relations at various levels of government and among civil society stakeholders.
Toumajan shed light one the Republic of Armenia as a global success story highlighting the power of grassroots democratic change, given the 2018 civic movement and peaceful governmental transition to the Pashinyan Adminsitration, culminating in economic and judicial reforms, a clampdown on corrupt activities, as well as free, fair and transparent Parliamentary elections in December 2018, with a clear vote of confidence entrusted int he current administration by the policy.