Armenia’s Minister of the Diaspora His Excellency Mkhitar Hayrapetyan visited the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Accompanied by a delegation, the Diaspora Minister was greeted by His Eminence Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, Primate, Joseph Kanimian, Esq.,, Chairman of the Diocesan Council, Dn. Harout Markarian, Executive Director of the Western Diocese and Diocesan clergy, benefactors and donors.
After touring the Cathedral with his delegation, the esteemed guest was led to the Hampar Family Room where he informed about the activities, missions and programs being implemented by the Ministry to attract investments, develop tourism and enhance foreign exchange student programs in Armenia.
The minister also answered questions from the invitees.
The day prior, the Diocesan Primate attended in a community townhall meeting with Minister of the Diaspora. Hundreds attended the event which was hosted by Zareh Sinanyan, Mayor of the City of Glendale at the Pacific Community Center.