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Not Another April 22

The Armenian nation is still reeling from last year’s discouraging and unfortunate April 22 announcement by Turkey and Armenia of a “roadmap” toward normalization of relations, which led to the signing, last October, of the dangerous protocols. Before leaving for Washington on April 12, President Sarkisian hinted that he had formulated a policy on the protocols, adding that he would make an announcement at the appropriate time.

Armenia Opens New Thermal Power Plant

Armenia inaugurated on Wednesday a new thermal power plant that will allow it to considerably cut back on use of natural gas for electricity production. The state-of-the-art plant was built in Yerevan in place of an obsolete facility with a $247 million loan provided by the Japanese government through the Japan Bank of International Cooperation (JBIC). The long-term loan was disbursed to the Armenian government on concessional terms in 2007.

Archbishop Choloyan Offers Opening Prayer For U.S. House Of Representatives

The U.S. House of Representatives opened Wednesday with a prayer by His Eminence Archbishop Oshagan Choloyan, Prelate of the Armenian Apostolic Church of the Eastern United States, in which he invoked the memory of the Armenian Genocide and prayed that such barbarity never again be inflicted upon any of God’s creatures, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).

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