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Friday, 18 September 2009

Statement Of The AGBU Central Board Of Directors On The Occasion Of The Release Of The Recent Draft Of Protocols To Be Considered By Armenia And Turkey

On August 31, 2009 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, together with the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, jointly produced two documents of protocol concerning the establishment of diplomatic relations between Armenia and Turkey and the development of bilateral relations. The Armenian General Benevolent Union has been steadfast in serving the Armenian people for more than a century. It has been a leading voice for the desires and aspirations of the Diaspora. AGBU unwaveringly adheres to its time-honored policy of supporting the homeland, safeguarding the rights of the Armenian nation, and promoting the historic and cultural legacy of our people.

Thursday, 30 July 2009

SCOUT CAMP IS A WAY OF LINKING THE DIASPORA YOUTH TO THEIR MOTHERLAND

 

The visit of Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) President Berge Setrakian to Armenia in the fall of 2007 launched a new and very important program. With the support of the AGBU Central Board of Directors the first scout camp was organized in Armenia. For that purpose AGBU purchased campgrounds in the Lermontovo village of Lori region. “Azg” was invited to participate in the fire ceremony and closing of the first round of camping of this year’s AGBU camp “Antranik”. As we reached the camp the atmosphere of joy and happiness surrounded us.

Wednesday, 08 July 2009

2009 AGBU “GARBIS PAPAZIAN” AWARD PRESENTED TO TSVETANA PASKALEVA

 

The 2009 “Garbis Papazian” award is presented to Bulgarian TV director, reporter and cinematographer Tsvetana Paskaleva for her unwavering devotion to the truthful presentation of the Artsakh liberation struggle. Paskaleva worked in Artsakh during the war covering the heroic battle and presenting the conflict of Karabakh to the international community. As a foreign journalist she made reportages on the mass deportations and ferocities against the Armenian nation and showed them to the world.

Monday, 11 May 2009

SHUSHI HOSTS THE FINALS OF ARMENIAN REPUBLICAN INTERSCHOOL CHESS TOURNAMENT

 

On May 6, the finals of the Armenian Republican Interschool Chess Tournament initiated by the RA Chess Federation, RA Education and Science Ministry and Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) took place in Shushi, Karabakh, with participation of 18 teams from all the regions of Armenia, Karabakh and Javakhq.

Monday, 06 April 2009

AGBU PRESIDENT BERGE SETRAKIAN RECEIVED BY PRESIDENT OF ARMENIA SERGE SARGSYAN

 

On March 24, 2009 President of the Republic of Armenia Serge Sargsyan received the President of the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) Berge Setrakian. As the presidential press office informed Armenpress highly assessing the patriotic and nation-preserving activities of AGBU, President Sargsyan said that it is very pleasant to hear about new projects. AGBU President Berge Setrakian presented the current activities of the Union and future plans. AGBU has initiated new programs the main purpose of which is the strengthening of ties between the homeland and the new generation of Diasporan-Armenians.

HIS HOLINESS KAREKIN II RECEIVED PRESIDENT OF AGBU BERGE SETRAKIAN

 

On March 25, Catholicos of All Armenians His Holiness Karekin II received Mr. Berge Setrakian, President of the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU). His Holiness expressed gratitude for the patriotic activities of AGBU and the services offered to the Homeland, Diaspora and the Church. Catholicos Karekin II also conveyed his appreciation personally to Mr. Setrakian for his devoted soul and heartfelt approach towards the Armenian Church and the Holy See St. Etchmiadzin. His Holiness and Mr. Setrakian spoke about the strong cooperation between the Armenian Apostolic Church and the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU), discussed the joint educational and social programs.

NA SPEAKER RECEIVES PRESIDENT OF AGBU

 

Speaker of Armenian parliament Hovik Abrahamian received the President of the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) Berge Setrakian who was accompanied by a member of AGBU Central Board Vasken Yacoubian and Director of AGBU Armenian Representation Ashot Ghazarian. Public relations department of the Armenian parliament told Armenpress that greeting the guests the NA Speaker pointed out the century-long patriotic activity of AGBU directed towards the preservation of Armenia, and noted that the AGBU has implemented a number of educational, cultural, social, humanitarian and church construction programs in Armenia.

Monday, 23 March 2009

RA PRIME MINISTER TIGRAN SARGSYAN RECEIVED AGBU PRESIDENT BERGE SETRAKIAN

 

Today, Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Tigran Sargsyan received Berge Setrakian, President of the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU). The Prime Minister mentioned that the results of the implementation of agreements reached during their previous meeting are inspiring. Head of the RA Government thanked the AGBU and Berge Setrakian personally for the programs implemented in Homeland. According to Tigran Sargsyan these programs are especially important today since they help reduce the negative impact of the world financial and economic crisis and, at the same time, resist it.

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

PRESENTATION OF LEVON-ZAVEN ZURMELIAN’S “TECHNIQUES OF FICTION WRITING: MEASURE AND MADNESS” BOOK

 

On Tuesday, February 17, the presentation of famous Diasporan Armenian writer and poet Levon-Zaven Surmelian’s “Techniques of Fiction Writing: Measure and Madness” book took place at the AUA Business Center. The event was organized by the Armenian General Benevolent Union and M. Abeghian Institute of Literature of the RA National Academy of Sciences. The book, financed by the AGBU “Levon-Zaven Surmelian” Fund and published by the Abeghian Institute of Literature in the “Literary Studies XX century” series, was translated into Armenian by Aram Arsenian.

 
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