The state commission, charged with organization of the second Armenia-Diaspora conference, issued a statement on Thursday which says that the first Armenia-Diaspora conference has had an important role in making closer Armenia-Diaspora relations by laying strong foundation for their further development and strengthening.
The first conference, reads the statement, was the beginning of a process that targets development and strengthening of Armenia-Diaspora multilateral relations. It has created a format for regular discussion and solution of pan-national problems.
To continue the process it was decided to convene the second Armenia-Diaspora conference in Yerevan on September 19-20, 2001. It will have on its agenda issues of pan-national interest and programs for their realization.
The second Armenia-Diaspora conference will be of special importance as it coincides with the 1,700th anniversary of Christianity adoption by Armenians and the 10th anniversary of Armenia’s independence.
The statement says that a range of preparatory measures will be carried out with involvement of secular and church structures and prominent individuals from both sides.
Armenian embassies abroad are planning to hold consultations with Diaspora Armenian leaders to discuss how to best hold the conference.