AGBU LEADERSHIP BRIEFS ARMENIA’S PRIME MINISTER ON CURRENT STRATEGIC GOALS

 
On June 5, 2019, on the heels of an official visit to Artsakh in support of the AGBU Fund for Artsakh, AGBU President Berge Setrakian had the opportunity to meet with Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan at the government building. Along with AGBU Armenia’s President Vasken Yacoubian and Executive Director Talar Kazanjian, Mr. Setrakian briefed the prime minister and key staffers on the successful Artsakh visit, presented the organization's strategy for accelerating socio-economic development in the war-torn republic...
 

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BERGE SETRAKIAN: "WE ALWAYS SUPPORT THE STATE"

 
Nouvelles d’Arménie Magazine: How did AGBU experience and perceive the Velvet Revolution?  
Berge Sétrakian: We followed the events with a lot of interest. It is indeed a popular movement unprecedented in the history of modern democracies. This change of popular upheaval also affects a lot of countries once referred to as the free world. 20 - 25 years after the fall of the Soviet Union, the people are asking questions and demanding accountability from their leaders. This ancient world has been confronted with a wave of popular discontent starting with the Brexit vote and continuing with the elections of Trump and Macron. It’s a form of questioning the traditional political establishment. This phenomenon has also left more or less of a stain on Italy, Austria, Hungary and elsewhere. These events are a result of the rejection of migration towards Western countries but more so, from the general social crisis, related to the increasing wealth gap between the richest and the poorest. This wealth gap is generating frustration and anger. Armenia has not escaped this phenomenon and the situation in the country had only been aggravated by corruption. It’s not like Armenia has a monopoly on this—this, alas, plagues the whole world. But the leaders could not cope with it. This was too much for the people and they said: enough!...
 

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AGBU REDOUBLES EFFORTS TO REVITALIZE THE ECONOMY AND PEOPLE OF ARTSAKH

 
Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) announced today a major push behind its AGBU Fund for Artsakh, a four-way strategy for sustainable socio-economic growth in Artsakh centered around programs in education, culture, humanitarian relief, and socio-economic development. AGBU President Berge Setrakian believes that a sustainable growth economy for Artsakh is as indispensable to its survival as negotiating a just peace and defending the right to self-determination, stating that, “Along with providing a better life for the people...
 

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AGBU HOSTS LUNCHEON WITH ANNA HAKOBYAN AND DIASPORAN WOMEN IN NEW YORK

 
On April 13, 2019, Anna Hakobyan, founder and leader of two new charitable foundations in Armenia and spouse of Armenia’s Prime Minister, was the guest of honor at a luncheon with Armenian-American women in New York City organized by AGBU. Her visit to New York was the last stop of her 17-day U.S. tour, the main goal of which was to raise awareness for My Step...
 

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HASMIK PAPYAN WINS “WOMAN OF THE YEAR” IN AGBU PROPOSED CATEGORY AT ARMENIAN PR AWARDS

 
Opera singer, soprano, RA People’s Artist Hasmik Papyan has won in the category of Woman of the Year at the Armenian PR Awards. She was in Armenia at the time for a charity concert and, availing of the opportunity, Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) Armenia President and member of the AGBU Central Board of Directors Vasken Yacoubian and the President of the Armenian PR Association, associate professor of the YSU Faculty of Journalism, PhD candidate Astghik Avetisyan invited Hasmik Papyan to AGBU headquarters in Yerevan and handed her the award...
 

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