Yerevan/Mediamax/. Minister of Diaspora of Armenia Hranush Hakobyan said today that "there are no disagreements between Armenia and Diaspora over the Genocide issue.”
Hranush Hakobyan said this at a press conference summing up the results of 2011, Mediamax reports. She said that frequent statements made by the Armenian government, particularly by President Serzh Sargsyan, prove this point.
“We will continue our joint work and exert efforts for the international recognition of the Armenian Genocide,” she said.
Hranush Hakobyan welcomed the debates on Armenian Genocide in the French Senate scheduled for January 23. She also said that a forum with the participation of Armenian communities of Europe and heads of commissions, set up to prepare for the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, will be held in Marseilles on February 23-25.
Hranush Hakobyan said that the Ministry of Diaspora has fulfilled the task on setting up commissions to prepare events dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, adding that such commissions have been set up in all regions.
The Minster also spoke about the tasks set for 2012, noting that all old programs will be continued as well as new projects will be initiated. In particular, a summer school for representatives of the Diaspora on the basis of the Yerevan State University will open, as well as a number of initiatives dedicated to the 500th anniversary the first Armenian printed book will be held.