Parliament Chairman to Participate in State Department Program for Emerging Leaders

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–The US Embassy in Armenia’said the US Department of State will host a series of meetings for Armenian Parliament Chairman Arthur Baghdasarian during the Washington–DC portion of his trip to the United States.

Baghdasarian will be in the US August 31 to September 7–as a part of the State Department’s International Visitor Program–and will meet with government officials–NGO representatives–and the press.

Baghdasarian is scheduled to hold meetings with Speaker of the House of Representatives J. Dennis Hastert (R-Illinois)–Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean–and Congressmen Knollenberg (R-MI) and Pallone (D-NJ) of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues–as well as with various high-level Department of State–National Security Council–US Agency for International Development and Millennium Challenge Corporation officials.

Baghdasarian is also expected to give a presentation at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

Launched in 1940–the US Department of State International Visitor Program seeks to build mutual understanding between the United States and other nations through professional visits to the US for current and emerging foreign leaders. Over 180 current and former heads of government and state and other world leaders in public and private sectors have participated in Program.


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