Meeting on the eve of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide at Pyunik hall


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On July 19, 2014 upon the initiative of the ARF “Ruben” educational committee a meeting-lecture took place in the “Pyunik” hall of “Aztag” daily in the framework of the 100th anniversary preparatory initiatives for commemoration of the  Armenian Genocide. Prelate of Armenian diocese in Lebanon, bishop Shahe Panosian, as well as party and union representatives were present at the meeting. 

Martik Demirjian welcomed the attendants of the meeting on behalf of the committee. Afterwards he introduced the agenda and the main speakers of the meeting. Director and editor in chief of the “Aztag” daily Shahan Gantaharian and Ambassador of Armenia to Lebanon Ashot Kocharian delivered their speech.

Shahan Gantaharian presented the general strategic directions and the ways of action among the three political environments:  Diaspora, Armenia and Turkey. Gantaharian highlighted the efforts undertaken by the Armenian Cause of America relating to the 306th resolution of Turkey, underlined  the importance of the joint statement of 2013 made by  the Catholicos of All Armenians  Garegin II and the Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia Aram A. Shahan Gantaharian stressed the importance of speeches of the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan in Deir Zor and at the session of the State Commission on coordination of the events dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in Yerevan, in which the President mentioned that the panel of Armenian lawyers are preparing a package of legal document on the Armenian Genocide. Speaking about the third political environment, Turkey, Shahan Gantaharian referred to the role of the Armenian community in Istanbul and the statements of Abdulah Ojalan and  Foreign Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoghlu who had said “Armenian diaspora is our diaspora”, as well as “condolatory statement” of Rejep Tayib Edrogan.

Ambassador of Armenia to Lebanon Ashot Kocharian spoke about the details of the sessions held in Yerevan from 26 to 27 of May on the 100th anniversary of Armenian Genocide and told the audience about the outcome of the meetings of the heads of regional committees and the State Commission on coordination of the events dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.  In this regard, Ambassador Kocharian highly appreciated the activities of Lebanese Centenary Central body and its fruitful collaboration with the Embassy of Armenia.

A video on the PR activities and the main initiatives prepared by the State Commission was featured by the end of the event.



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