RA Minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakobyan meets with President of Polish Senate

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On May 8, RA Minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakobyan, who is on a working visit to Poland, had a meeting with President (Marshalek) of the Upper Chamber (Senate) of the Parliament of Poland Stanislav Karchevsky. RA Ambassador to Poland Edgar Ghazaryan and the relevant officials of the Senate of Poland also participated in the meeting.

As reported the RA Embassy in Poland to Hayern Aysor, greeting RA Minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakobyan, the President of the Senate of Poland stated that the Polish authorities attached extremely great importance to the policy regarding Poles (Poland) abroad and that the Polish Senate played a huge role in that. He presented the legislative regulations and political programs that the Polish authorities are carrying out in their relations with Poles abroad. The President of the Senate noted that they were very interested in Armenia’s approaches to the activities with the Diaspora, part of which may also be useful for Poland.

RA Minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakobyan expressed gratitude to the President of the Senate of Poland for the cordial reception and the opportunity for the meeting. The Minister emphasized that the Armenian Diaspora was of major significance for Armenia and that the Armenian community of Poland stands out with its unique and substantial history. The Minister reminded that the year 2017 marked the 650th anniversary of the special privilege granted by Kazimir the Great II to the Armenians, which goes to show not only the rich history of the Armenian community of Poland, but also the exceptional role that the Armenians have played in the lives of Poles. The Minister expressed gratitude to the Polish authorities for the generosity that they have always shown towards the Armenians and the friendly relations that are bilateral and are also expressed through the fraternal feelings and attitudes that the Armenians have always had towards the large Armenian community of Poland and the Poles in general.

Minister Hranush Hakobyan also talked about the peculiarities of the Armenian Diaspora and the main directions of the policy that the authorities of the Republic of Armenia and particularly the Ministry of Diaspora of the Republic of Armenia are leading.