LOS ANGELES–Armen Roustamian–representative of the ARF Armenia Executive Council and member of the ARF faction in the Armenian parliament–visited the Western Prelacy on Wednesday–May 2–where he was welcomed by Prelate Bishop Moushegh Mardirossian. Also present at the meeting were Priests Vicken Vasilian and Ardag Demirdjian–along with members of the National Council – Chairman Arsen Tanielian–Dr. Hagop Der Mgrdichian–and Mher Der Ohanian. Current issues regarding Armenia were discussed during the one hour meeting. The cooperation between the Church and Armenia’s leadership in regards to the 1700th anniversary celebrations was also touched upon. Both sides agreed that national principles–which were disregarded during communist rule–must be reinstated by both the Church and the government. The prelate presented a gift to Roustamian in commemoration of the 1700th anniversary. Roustamian has visited various community institutions and organizations while touring Southern California over the past week.