In the framework of a working visit in Argentina, they were received at the Armenian Center of Argentina, Berge Setrakian, world president of the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU); Ruben Vardanyan, founder of the IDeA (Initiatives for Development of Armenia) Charitable Foundation, and 100 LIVES & Aurora Prize project; and Sam Simonian, creator of Tumo center for creative technologies study in Armenia.
The visitors, who were accompanied by leaders of the local branch of AGBU, were received by Archbishop Kissag Mouradian, Primate of the Armenian Apostolic Church for Argentina and Chile; Alberto Djeredjian, president of the Armenian Center of Argentina; directors of the institution and religious of the Armenian Church. They were also present members of the Arzoumanian foundation.
Previously they were in the Saint Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral. Then they met in the hall of the Armenian Archbishopric and talked and exchanged point of views about the current challenges of the Armenian diaspora and community work, highlighting the importance of transcending the internal life in each of the communities of the diaspora. They also came to promote investments in Armenia.
“Contrary to what one can assume, I believe that globalization, internet and other aspects of modernity are beneficial to our community work and we must use them,” Setrakian said.
“We have to work hard to maintain Armenian identity and turn the educational quality of our schools,” stated Djeredjian.
Berge Setrakian, Sam Simonian and Ruben Vardanyan will have a meeting with the Argentinian Armenian community on Friday April 1 at the headquarters of AGBU.