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Speech of President Robert Kochaian at Alexanteri Institute

HELSINKI (Armenpress)-President Robert Kocharian was in Finland Tuesday, where he spoke to the Alexanteri Institute at the University of Helsinki about Armenia’s continued economic growth and ongoing political reforms.Below is the text of his speech: Ladies and Gentlemen, I appreciate this opportunity of meeting you. A conversation with researchers, who professionally assess world and regional

Montebello Armenian Americans Support ANCA With Special Event

MONTEBELLO–Friends and supporters of the Armenian National Committee of America came out in force on November 2, 2007 to raise funds for the national grassroots public affairs organization. Over $40,000 was raised at the event in support of the ANCA’s leadership in advancing Armenian issues in the Washington, DC. “We are proud of the ANCA,”

Armenian-American Community Members Meet City of Irvine Officials

IRVINE–Almost 50 Armenian-Americans from the City of Irvine and community leaders from Orange County gathered at Mr. & Mrs. Vahak and Seda Hambarsumian’s home on November 6, 2007 to meet with City of Irvine Mayor Beth Krom, Mayor Pro Tem Larry Agran, Councilmember Sukhee Kang and Chair of the Irvine Planning Commission, Mary Ann Gaido.

ANC-PAC Supports Greek-American Congressman From Florida

LOS ANGELES–A number of prominent Armenian Americans joined local leaders of the Greek-American community at a fundraiser on November 2 for Congressman Gus Bilirakis (R-FL). The event for the Congressman was held at the home of the President of the American Hellenic Council, Dino Andrianos of Burbank, California. Congressman Bilirakis, who is proud of his

San Gabriel Valley ANC Hosts Major Town Hall Event With ANCA National Chairman

MONTEBELLO–The San Gabriel Valley Armenian National Committee hosted a Town Hall meeting on November 1 at the Montebello Armenian Center, featuring a briefing by ANCA Chairman Ken Hachikian who flew in from Chicago to detail ANCA initiatives in Congress, including House Resolution 106. An attentive audience of nearly 200 Armenian-Americans, and including Montebello Mayor Norma

Constituent Travels to Washington to Confront Congresswoman’s Opposition to Genocide Bill

WASHINGTON–Community activist and civic leader Azniv Goenjian recently traveled to Washington with the Armenian National Committee of America’sWestern Region to confront her Congresswoman, Jane Harman (D-CA-36), for secretly opposing the Armenian Genocide Resolution, H. Res. 106, while publicly presenting herself as a supporter of this human right legislation. "Mrs. Goenjian stands out as a principled

Six Congressional Leaders Urge Passage of Genocide Resolution

Bipartisan Armenian Genocide Resolution will Ensure United States Remains a Moral Leader Around the World WASHINGTON–Today, U.S. Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and George Radanovich (R-CA), lead sponsors of the Armenian Genocide Resolution; Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Joe Knollenberg (R-MI), co-chairmen of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues; and Brad Sherman (D-CA) and Ed Royce

Genocide Resolution Clears House Foreign Affairs Committee

WASHINGTON–The US House Foreign Affairs Committee approved H Res. 106, the Armenian Genocide Resolution in a vote of 27 to 21. Please visit for live coverage of this important development and check back with for complete coverage of this story.

ARF Political Director Giro Manoyan Discusses Javakhk

he Caucasus Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development facilitated an online interview with Armenian Revolutionary Federation political director Giro Manoyan, who responded to questions from various journalist around the region. He discussed recent developmen’s regarding Samtshe-Javakheti, the Armenian populated-region in southern Georgia. Below is the transcript of that interview. Asbarez has edited the language for