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Saturday, 6 October 2012

Prime Minister Urges Diaspora Journalists To Promote All-National Issues





Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan traveled to Aghavnadzor to meet the participants of the sixth pan-Armenian conference held ahead of the 100th anniversary of the Genocide of Armenians. Welcoming the Armenian journalists coming from different countries of the world,the Prime Minister stressed the importance of holding such a meeting, and noted that it will be continuous.

“You are at forefront of the informational warfare: he will govern in the modern world who has the upper hand in this war. Much is at stake in the information war, therefore we should promote our goals through concerted action. The adversary spends a lot of money to win the informational war and we are obliged to get the truth through to outer world using joint effort,” the head of government said.

The Prime Minister stressed that as an important link, the Government is cooperating with numerous all-national institutions to solve pan-Armenian tasks. Tigran Sargsyan reminded a President-headed state commission has been set up to coordinate Genocide recognition-oriented efforts and coordinate the preparations for the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, which involves both public and political figures, as well as representatives of national importance.

Answering a question on the possibility of recognition of the Armenian Genocide by Turkey, the Premier said, “Armenia attaches great importance to the fact that a large group of liberally thinking intellectuals is up in Turkey who are trying to present the reality to the Turkish public. Turkey will have to acknowledge the fact of genocide within numerous international organizations, including academic and scientific circles, the time has come to get things right in this matter. The truth is needed not only by the Armenian, but also by the Turkish people.”

According to Tigran Sargsyan, Armenia cannot step back from its fair principles.

“Our struggle should be continued, no matter what counteraction Turkey may apply: this cannot be a subject of discussion,” the Prime Minister stated.

Editor-in chief of California Courier newspaper Harut Sassounian referred to the issue of Syrian Armenians and suggested dating this year’s edition of Hayastan All-Armenian Fund’s telethon to Syrian Armenians. In this context, the Prime Minister stated as follows: “Such instructions have been given by the President of Armenia. Currently the members of the Board of Trustees are discussing the matter. There are different formats and formulas and it is possible that the telethon will be dedicated to both Syrian Armenians and Nagorno-Karabakh.”

The Prime Minister expressed admiration of Syrian Armenians who are very organized in action. The head of government said the Government should do everything to make its thoughtfulness and care felt by our Syrian brothers.

A Georgian journalist was interested in the prospects of the Armenian-Georgian relations.

Prime Minister Sargsyan said that irregardless of who is in power in Georgia, Armenia will do everything toward excellent relationship. “No matter who is in power in Georgia, Armenia will do everything to build excellent relations. We respect the choice of the Georgian people and should engineer good relations with Georgia,” the Prime Minister noted.

Tigran Sargsyan has also touched upon the EU-Armenia relations, the pace of reforms and other issues of interest to Diaspora journalists.

Afterwards, the Prime Minister presented awards to a number of Diaspora-based media representatives for comprehensive coverage of national objectives.

The journalists thanked the Premier for thoughtfulness of all-national issues of great importance.

The sixth pan-Armenian conference of journalists is attended by news reporters from different countries who re[resent 89 newspapers, news agencies, TV and radio experts. The genocide-related materials, proposals and action plans will be handed over to the state commission on the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide.
 

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