LOS ANGELES–The newly-appointed Consul General of Armenia to Los Angeles–Valeri Mkrtoumian–visited the ARF Western Region Central Committee offices on Tuesday–December 26. The new consul was accompanied by his predecessor–Armen Melkonian–and his assistant Khachatur Khudikyan.
ARF Central Committee representative Viken Yacoubian in his welcoming remarks said the community looks forward to working with him on all levels. Also present at the meeting was ARF Bureau member Vicken A. Hovsepian–along with Central Committee members Bedig Kazanjian–Khajag Dikijian–Arto Keulian–and Ani Garikian.
The ARF representatives said they were hopeful relations with the new consul would be as cordial as they were with Armen Melkonian. They reaffirmed their support and cooperative stance toward the consulate and wished Mkrtoumian a successful and constructive future in Los Angeles.