YEREVAN (Yerkir)–Giro Manoyan–the director of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Bureau’s Armenian National Committee (ANC) and Political Affairs Office–met with leaders of Georgia’s Armenian community to discuss a variety of issues affecting Armenia’s there.
The November 21 meeting in Tbilisi–was initiated by the Organization for Armenian Cooperation of Georgia. Participants included Armenian members of the Georgian Parliament Hamlet Movsisian–Melik Raisian–and Van Baiburdian–representatives of various Armenian organizations in Tbilisi and Javakhk–Armenian academics–and about 60 members of the Armenian community.
Manoyan spoke about recent activity aimed at international recognition of the Armenian genocide as well as relations between Armenia and its communities in the diaspora. Participants commended Armenia’s decision to make Genocide recognition a part of its foreign policy.
Manoyan detailed events that led to the creation of the ANC and its current role. He spoke of recent achievemen’s of Armenian National Committees in Washington–DC–Brussels–Beirut–and the Near East.
"Their aim is not only the struggle for recognition of the Genocide–but Mountainous Karabagh’s advancement–the consolidation of a government system in Armenia–and defending the rights and interest of Armenia’s throughout the world," Manoyan stressed.
In addressing Armenia’s relations with the diaspora–Manoyan stressed that the diaspora is one of Armenia’s greatest resources because it has helped advance Armenia in many sectors–bringing about confidence and a high level of foreign investment.