Hayastan All Armenian Fund seeks better ties with the Armenian community in Iran
Posted on February 09, 2009
During his two-day working visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hayastan All Armenian Fund Acting Executive Director Ara Vardanyan accompanied by Advisor to the Fund’s Executive Director Hrach Hovhannisyan met with the Armenian Ambassador to Iran H.E. Karen Nazaryan, Primate of the Armenian diocese of Tehran Archbishop Sepuh Sargsian, Chairman of the Armenian Council of Tehran Aida Avanesian, as well as with all other members of the Council, senior management of the Ararat Sport Center in Tehran and the daily newspaper Alik.

Agreement on principles about the ways in which Himnadram can establish a permanent and more active presence in the Iranian Armenian community were discussed and understandings were reached; but it was also agreed that as there are three Armenian Councils in Iran, the matter needs to be further discussed and coordinated with all Councils, so that a unified approach can be adopted. During his next trip to Iran Mr. Vardanyan plans to visit the Armenian communities of Tabriz and Isfahan.

“It is no surprise that my first official visit was to Iran. The Fund management has been seeking better ties and cooperation with the Armenian community in Iran which has been involved and greatly contributed to the Fund’s activities in the course of its existence. The best recent example of their involvement in the Fund’s activities is the lighting systems and water main built in Shvanizor, Alvank and Nrnadzor villages. Engaging the Armenian community in Iran in the already extensive affiliate network of the Fund will enable to make a better use of our common resources,” says Ara Vardanyan.