Pashinyan: Armenia-Diaspora relations ‘enter into new phase’ after revolution

Prime Ministrer Nikol Pashinyan on Tuesday highly praised the developing relations between Armenia and the Diaspora communities, hailing the qualitative changes in cooperation projects since last year’s political transition.

Receiving Ara Toranian, the editor-in-chief of the Paris-based Armenian publication Nouvelles d’Arménie, the Armenian leader also highlighted the French-Armenian organizations’ role in the development of bilateral ties “to ensure the active and coordinated work of the vibrant Armenian community”.

According to the Government’s press service, the premier especially stressed the importance of making the relations more flexible and dynamic to invest the Diaspora’s potential in the development and industrialization of Armenia’s economy.

Pashinyan noted that the reorganization of the Ministry of Diaspora into an Office for the Commissioner of Diaspora Affairs “is fully in line with the government’s policy aimed at fostering of the Armenia-Diaspora ties”.

Thanking the premier for the reception, Toranian for his part elaborated on the activities of the French-Armenian Coordinating Council (CCAF).

He said that the democratic processes and developments in Armenia evoked a great enthusiasm among many Diaspora compatriots, with the CCAF currently expressing its willingness to assist in the Armenian government’s democracy reforms (to promote closer friendly relations between the French and Armenian communities and to ensure the ongoing development of the Armenia-Diaspora ties).


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