FridayJuly 25
  • USD 406.97
  • EUR 550.63
  • RUB 11.63

US Congress marks Armenia’s independence

13:06, 26.10.2011 Region: World News, Armenia Theme: Politics

WASHINGTON. – American Armenians, together with eighteen members of the US Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, representatives of the Armenian Embassy, and friends of Armenia celebrated, on Tuesday evening at the US Congress, the 20th anniversary of Armenia’s independence, Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) informed.   

“This meeting, which is held on the 20th anniversary of Armenia, contributed to our progress, the pursuit of strengthening our common values, confirmed our commitment to the unfinished business toward the democratic and national aspirations of our people,” ANCA Chairman Ken Hachikian stated.

The aforesaid Caucus’ Co-Chairs, Congressmen Frank Pallone and Ed Royce, delivered the evening’s opening remarks.

Armenia’s Ambassador to the United States, Tatul Margaryan, awarded the Mkhitar Gosh Medal to Congressman Howard Berman, member of the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Congressman Adam Schiff, the foremost co-author of the Armenian Genocide Resolution.    

The Congressmen confirmed their dedication to the deepening of Armenian-American ties, and providing of American assistance to Armenia, which is under a blockade.

Armenia News - NEWS.am

More in topic

Azerbaijan awaits new proposals on Karabakh peace talks – newspaper

The Armenian President has given his prior consent to a meeting with his Azerbaijani counterpart…

Iran expects political decision from US

Javad Zarif met with Secretary of State John Kerry...

Analyst: No increased degree of tension between Azerbaijan and Armenia

The incidents occurring in border area are “a part of the current situation”...

MEPs elect Jean-Claude Juncker to head EU Commission

Despite strong opposition earlier from UK…

Israel resumes air strikes on Gaza

Israel stopped air strikes for six hours...

Armenian MPs visit UK

They were at Oxford University, too…