According to the congressional newspaper, Adam Schiff "went toe-to-toe with President Obama this Congress over the Genocide recognition.” The newspaper recalls that Obama did not fulfill his campaign pledge to recognize the Armenian Genocide "under pressure of damaged relations with Turkey.” However, Schiff’s Genocide resolution was approved by the Foreign Affairs Committee in March causing deterioration in the U.S.-Turkish relations.
Adam Schiff’s opponent John Colbert also touched upon the Armenian Genocide issue on his campaign website. "Our nation must take a firm stance against genocide and must help recognize and preserve the history of these terrible acts,” Colbert ... »»»
Georgian opposition has voiced its criticism against this bill saying that the pipeline must remain as state property. The reason, according to opposition representatives, is that among companies contending to buy it might be also Russian ones which pose an "energy and economic threat to Georgia.”
According to him, currently the separation of church from the state is conceived as mutual exclusion of two ideas, what leads to formation of indifference among the population towards the spiritual life. "We strongly believe that the solution of temporal problems is impossible as long as the state keeps away from the church," Catholicos of All Armenians said.
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At their meeting in Tbilisi, the Armenian and Georgian FMs have discussed the situation in Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
After the meeting Georgian Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze stated that it was the key issue discussed at the close-door meeting with his Armenian counterpart Edward Nalbandian.
"We have informed our Armenian colleagues of the situation in the occupied regions,” he said, stressing that the sides also touched upon the issues related to bilateral cooperation and regional developments.
In his turn, Foreign Minister Nalbandian noted that they got full information on the situation in conflict zones and ... »»»
Tbilisi hosted official opening of Hay Dat European Committee office, headed by Gevorg Harutyunyan.
Newly-opened Hay Dat office will be responsible for the study of Georgian Armenians’ issues.
Representatives of Georgian Integration Ministry, US Embassy, Georgian Eparchy of Armenian Apostolic Church and Armenian NGOs were invited to participate in the opening ceremony.
In the cold and rainy morning of 24th of April Armenian population of Akhaltskha gathered in Armenian St. Grigor Lusavorich church to commemorate and light a candle for the souls of the victims of Armenian Genocide.
Armenian and Georgian flags were lowered and people with posters moved to the Cross- stone memorial for Armenian Genocide victims. Father Manuk Zeynalyan and Father Grigor Miqayelyan prayed with people for the souls of Genocide victims of 1915 Genocide.
Many people got chance to express their opinion and condemn the great crime again humanity- Genocide.
In the evening of 23th of April Armenian "Zori Zoryan” youth, cultural and educational center of Akhaltskha organized a torch light march. The torch light march started at St. Grigor Lusavorich church, from where the participants walked to the Cross- stone in memory of Armenian Genocide victims.
Next to the Cross- stone the participants of the torch light march prayed for the souls of the victims of Armenian Genocide and song patriotic songs.
The Armenian and Georgian Ministers of Education made a decision on establishment of Georgian language department at Yerevan State Linguistic University.
During the April 16 meeting, Armenian Minister of Education Armen Ashotyan and his Georgian counterpart Dmitry Shashkin made a decision on establishment of Georgian language department at Yerevan State Linguistic University.
They also discussed prospects of boosting cooperation in the education field, as well as new education programs providing representatives of national minorities with preferential terms for entrance to higher education institutions.
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