Pashinyan and Sinanyan Discuss Armenia-Diaspora Relations Post-Revolution
YEREVAN—Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan met with Mayor of Glendale Zareh Sinanyan to discuss relations between Armenia and the diaspora in the post-revolution period.
“Our countrymen from Los Angeles and Glendale provided great support during the political processes which took place in Armenia,” Pashinyan said. “We hope that in the post-revolutionary period this support will continue and grow stronger.”
Sinanyan, in turn, highlighted that the Armenian community of Glendale displays extreme excitement regarding the Velvet Revolution. Glendale Armenians continue to remain optimistic about the new government and view it as legitimate. The diaspora is hopeful for the future of Armenia and wishes Pashinyan’s government great success as they restore democracy to the country.
Pashinyan and Sinanyan hope for greater Armenia-diaspora engagement, and explored options for future collaboration.
“Our ethnic Armenian residents are looking forward to substantive developments,” Sinanyan said. “I am convinced that there are many directions of cooperation — we must find the most effective options and be able to provide the best results.”
Both agreed on the importance of diaspora programs that focus on repatriation and the preservation of Armenian identity.
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