Harutunian Meets with ARS Leaders

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–National Assembly Speaker Khosrov Harutunian met Wednesday with the chairperson of the Armenian Relief Society Central Executive Vanuhi Issadjanian–and the chairperson of the Armenian Relief Cross Regional Executive Alvart Petrossian.

Harutunian was invited to attend an academic conference on "Armenia and the Diaspora on the Threshold of the 21st Century" being held in Yerevan and organized by the ARF.

During the meeting the sides discussed issues of increasing the role of women in the country’s political and public life as well as the need for solving women’s problems.

Harutunian pointed out that the current political climate offered exceptional opportunities to boost dialogue between Armenia and the Diaspora and develop extensive cooperation among various parties in Armenia and abroad.

The ARS representatives briefed the speaker on the current activities and problems of their 88-year-old organizations–as well as plans for the academic conference.

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