Congress to Celebrate Karabakh Movement 25th Anniversary

Nagorno Karabakh Republic Minister of Youth and Culture Narine Aghabalyan

Karabakh Culture Minister Narine Aghabalyan will Speak at March 13 Capitol Hill Program

WASHNGTON—Narine Aghabalyan, the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic’s innovative Minister of Youth and Culture, is coming to Capitol Hill to join with legislators, civic leaders, and community organizers in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Artsakh freedom movement.

Minister Aghabalyan will offer keynote remarks at the March 13th program, to be held from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Cannon House Office Building – Room 121. The event is being hosted by the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, with the participation of the Embassy of Armenia, Office of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic, and Armenian American civic organizations.

“We would like to thank the Congressional Armenian Caucus for taking the lead in educating the U.S. Congress about Artsakh’s commitment to democracy and, of course, the cause of a fair and lasting peace, for Nagorno Karabakh and for all the states and citizens of the region,” said ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian. “This Capitol Hill program will be an excellent opportunity not only to celebrate the 25 years of Artsakh’s democratic, cultural, and economic development, but also to spotlight the remarkable new generation of leaders who are working hard to help shape a bright future of their proud and free Republic.”

Minister Aghabalyan, a journalist by trade, represents an energetic new generation of leaders who are charting a bright future for the independent Republic of Nagorno Karabakh. As a senior government official, she has played a pivotal role in the revitalization of Shushi as a cultural center, and the new location for the Youth and Culture Ministry. Her practical focus on the development of literature, theater, and other areas for the arts has helped spark a renewed interest in public-private partnerships, and her Ministry’s job-placement efforts are finding meaningful work for young citizens of the Republic.


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