ARF Fundraiser Gathers $1.7 million for ANC Undertakings

YEREVAN (YERKIR)–A fundraising event in Paris raised almost $1.7 million to help advance the work of Armenian National Committees worldwide–including recognition of the Armenian genocide–and advancing Armenian issues.

Over 180 Armenia’s from Armenia–Russia–Middle East–and Europe gathered at a banquet on February 26–with the participation of Catholicos Aram I of the Holy See of Cilicia–Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Bureau representative Hrant Margarian–Armenian ministers–religious leaders–politicians–and public figures.

ARF Western Europe Central Committee representative Murad Papazian–European Armenian Federation for Justice Chairperson Hilda Choboian–ARF Bureau representative Hrant Margarian presented accomplishmen’s and undertakings of ANCs worldwide.

The ARF Press office reported that though donations are still coming in–$555,000 has already been received from Armenia and Russia–$325,000 from Lebanon–$150,000 from Iran–$200,000 from the Persian Golf Arab countries–as well as sums from the UK–France–Belgium–Greece–and other countries.

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