Naira Melkoumian to Arrive in LA on Saturday

GLENDALE–Foreign Minister of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic–Naira Melkoumian–was scheduled to arrive in Los Angeles Saturday to keynote a celebration marking the 10th anniversary of the liberation movement in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Melkoumian–who was specially invited to take part in this celebration–will also have the opportunity to meet with community members and organizational representatives.

The celebration is scheduled to take place Sunday–at 6:30 p.m.–at the Hoover High School Auditorium in Glendale. It is organized the Glendale "Aharonian," Crescenta Valley "Zavarian" and Burbank "Aghbalian" Armenian Revolutionary Federation gomidehs and is being sponsored by the ARF Western US Central Committee.

Organizers have planned to air the entire Sunday event live on KZKI-TV channel 30 beginning at 6:30 p.m. [please check channel information on page 17 of the Armenian section or your cable listing].

A special dinner-celebration is also scheduled for Saturday evening after 8:30 p.m. at Avedissian Hall. Tickets are $25. Patriotic singer Karnig Sarkissian will be on hand to perform at the Saturday gathering.

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