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In Zavarian School, Palia Kokkinia
Compiled by Azad-Hye*

On 08 June 2010 Diaspora Minister Hranush Hakobian visited the Armenian Apostolic Saint Hagop Church in Neos Kosmos neighbourhood in Athens, followed by a visit to the offices of ARF daily “Azad Or” near Syngrou Avenue, where she met with the editorial team of the newspaper and representatives of the Armenian organizations functioning under the umbrella of ARF such as Hay Dat committee, Greek Armenian Blue Cross Society, Armenian Athletic General Union, Hamaskayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Association, ARF youth representatives.

Soon afterwards Minister Hakobyan transferred to Palia Kokkinia suburb in Nikea Municipality (not far from the port of Piraeus), where she visited Simon Zavarian school and had the chance to chat with the students.  

In the evening, Minister Hakobyan met with the Armenian community representatives and public in the “Estia” Hall in Nea Smyrni Municipality.

Before the meeting Hakobyan placed flowers in front of the memorial of the Armenian Genocide in the nearby park (see photo below), honoring the memory of the innocent victims. 

The meeting was attended by the head of the Armenian Church in Greece, Bishop Khoren Doghramadjian, Pastor of the Armenian Evangelical Church Reverend Viken Tcholakian and head of the Catholic Armenian Community Father Raphael Shefikian. On political level representatives of ARF and ADLP (Ramgavar) were present.

In her speech, the Minister touched upon the important issues in Armenian life, including the peaceful settlement of Karabakh conflict, Armenian Genocide recognition, Armenia-Diaspora cooperation and other issues of national concern.
*Based on press release by Ministry of Diaspora of Armenia

Placing flowers in front of the Armenian Genocide memorial in Nea Smyrni neighbourhood in Athens

Meeting with ARF affiliated organizations

Meeting with the Armenian public in Estia Hall in Nea Smyrni

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