BEIRUT (Aztag)–The thirds international assembly of the Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Association convened Wednesday at the Dar Seyidet-el-Jabal hall.
Delegates representing Hamazkayin regions from Australia–Bulgaria–Armenia–Eastern and Western US–Canada–France–Greece–Syria and Lebanon are participating in the assembly which is expected to last until Sunday.
Of the 65 participants in the assembly 29 are delegates–while the remainder are guests–observers and staff of Hamazkayin.
The meeting was opened by Central Executive chairman Hagop Yapopundjian who briefly described the issues facing the cultural organization.
Welcoming remarks were presented by Armenian Revolutionary Bureau member Mkrtich Mkrtichian–Armenia’s minister of culture–youth affairs and sports Roland Sharoyan–as well as the central executives of affiliate organizations the Homenetmen and the Armenian Relief Society.
The assembly will hear and evaluate the four-year report of the Hamazakayin Central Executive–put forth a plan for upcoming four years and elect a new central executive.