Hayastan All Armenian Fund Acting Executive Director Ara Vardanyan visits Islamic Republic of Iran
Posted on February 03, 2009
Hayastan Fund Acting Executive Director Ara Vardanyan left for the Islamic Republic of Iran with a two-day working visit. The purpose of the visit is to discuss possibilities of establishing a Fund local committee in Iran. The trip was organized with the support of the Armenian Embassy in Iran, as well as Chairman of the Armenian Council of Tehran Aida Avanesyan.

Meetings are scheduled with the Armenian Ambassador to Iran Karen Nazaryan, primate of the Armenian diocese of Tehran Archbishop Sepuh Sargsian, management of the Ararat sport center in Tehran, and representatives of the Armenian cultural NGOs in Iran.

Ara Vardanyan believes that foundation of a local committee in Iran will make the already established rapport between the Fund and the Armenian community in Iran even more efficient.

There are around 100,000 Armenians living in Iran currently. Thanks to their sponsorship a number of projects were implemented in Shvanizor, Alvank and Nrnadzor villages of Megry region, Armenia.