SYDNEY–The Armenian National Committee of Australia welcomed the announcement Friday of the official formation of the Armenia-Australia Parliamentary Friendship Group.
For more that 18 months ANC Australia has been working closely with parliament member Joe Hockey–who is the Federal Minister for Financial Services and Regulation and Member for North Sydney in helping to establish this Parliamentary Friendship Group. These activities led to the public announcement by the Minister Hockey during his keynote address at this year’s Armenian Genocide Commemoration of the initiative to set up this Parliamentary Friendship Group.
"This historic announcement is greatly welcomed by the Armenian National Committee of Australia–and by the Armenian-Australian Community as a whole." said Dr. Tro Kortian–President of ANC Australia.
"We would like to convey our sincere appreciation and gratitude to The Hon Joe Hockey for his initiative and dedication in making the Armenia-Australia Parliamentary Friendship Group a reality–and to all the members of this Parliamentary Friendship Group. We look forward to working closely with Armenia-Australia Parliamentary Friendship Group in developing even closer ties between Armenia and Australia." Dr. Kortian continued.