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AN EVENT AT THE U.S. CONGRESS COMMEMORATING THE VICTIMS OF THE ARMENIAN POGROMS IN AZERBAIJAN - MFA NKR

AN EVENT AT THE U.S. CONGRESS COMMEMORATING THE VICTIMS OF THE ARMENIAN POGROMS IN AZERBAIJAN

2015-02-13 17:16

On February 11, Permanent Representative of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic to the USA Robert Avetisian participated in an event taken place at the USA Congress and organized by the Washington Office of the Armenian National Committee of America. The event was dedicated to the memory of the victims of the Armenian pogroms in Azerbaijan in 1988-1990, as well as the numerous challenges that independent Artsakh faced in the social, economic, and other spheres.  

 

Diplomats of the RA Embassy to the USA, representatives of the ANCA Washington Office, U.S. Congressman Frank Pallone, representatives of other congressional offices, former Armenian refugees from Azerbaijan, journalists, and members of the Armenian community of America participated in the event on «Nagorno Karabakh. The generation following the Armenian pogroms, the challenge of establishing peace, and the democratic development».

 

Executive Director of the ANCA Washington Office Aram Hambaryan delivered an opening speech.

 

In his speech, Co-Chairman of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, Congressman Frank Pallone condemned the massacre of the Armenian population in Azerbaijan, stressed the necessity of recognizing the NKR independence and the importance of providing continuous U.S. assistance to Artsakh.

 

The keynote speakers were American Armenian lawyer and former refugee from Baku Anna Astvatsaturian-Turcotte, who touched upon the issues related to the Armenian massacre in Baku and Azerbaijan's crimes against the Armenian population, as well as lecturer of the School of Public Health of the University of California, Los Angeles, Dr. Alina Dorian, whose speech covered a range of issues related to the U.S. assistance to Artsakh and the NKR health care system. Short speeches were also delivered by a group of former Armenian refugees.

 

At the end of the event, NKR Permanent Representative to the USA Robert Avetisian expressed his gratitude to the organizers and participants of the event, stressed the necessity of condemning the crime committed against the Armenian population of Azerbaijan and the importance of the development of Artsakh.

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