Dear compatriots, I have decided not to attend the 30th session of the Board of Trustees of Hayastan All-Armenian Fund on Nov. 27, the agenda for which includes approval of the expenses transferred to the Government of Armenia by the Fund and not approved by an audit firm. This is stated in the statement issued by second President of Armenia Robert Kocharyan.

“Taking into consideration the fact that there is a parliamentary committee set up to lead a probe into the use of the donations transferred to Hayastan All-Armenian Fund, I addressed a letter to Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Hayastan All-Armenian Fund, President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian with the request to postpone the discussion on the issue, but there was no response. I also sent a letter to the members of the Board of Trustees who are not government officials and representatives of other state bodies with the same proposal. Approval of the audit of Hayastan All-Armenian Fund in such a way will cause irreversible damage to the reputation and future activities of this major pan-Armenian organization. There is no justification for attending the session and de facto becoming an accomplice. I don’t see any point in attending a session that will cause harm to the pan-Armenian organization and the implementation of our national goals,” the statement also reads.