GLENDALE–Some 200 community members–representatives of area organizations and political parties gathered at the Brandview Collection Sunday evening to officially welcome the newly appointed Consul General of Armenia to Los Angeles Armen Melkonian.
The Armenian Consulate in Los Angeles–which organized the event–invited among the Armenian Revolutionary Federation and its affiliates the Hamazkayin–the Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region–the Asbarez newspaper and Horizon Television.
Melkonian received the guests at the entrance of the Brandview Collection hall–following which he was introduced to the gathered by Consul Edward Taranian–who recognized Melkonian’s accomplishmen’s in the field of foreign relations.
Melkonian then greeted the gathered and on behalf of himself and his wife Yevgenia–he thanked the Armenian-American community of Los Angeles for supporting Armenia’s statehood and their support for the Consulate activities.
The public was briefed about upcoming plans to mark the third anniversary of the Armenian Consulate.