Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Monday met with Glendale Mayor Ara Najarian and discussed advancing Homeland-Diaspora relations with the visiting official.
Pashinyan said that the political changes in Armenia had opened new prospects for strengthening relations with the Diaspora, noting of the critical role the City of Glendale plays as one of the largest Armenian-populated hubs in the Diaspora.
According to the Prime Minister’s press service, Najarian told Pashinyan that the Diaspora is inspired by changes in Armenia, which according to the Glendale mayor have created the necessary conditions for living and working in Armenia for many Diaspora-Armenians.
Najarian also welcomed Pashinyan’s decision to appoint his fellow city councilman Zareh Sinanyan as Armenia’s High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs.
Pashinyan briefed Najarian on some of the government’s priorities and shared his vision for expanding relations with the Diaspora.