YEREVAN. – The Armenians are good citizens of Canada. With their diligence and high intellect, they contribute to the development of the country.
Jason Kenney, who is the Canada’s Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism and also member of the Canadian House of Commons, stated the aforesaid Tuesday in Armenia’s capital city Yerevan, and at his meeting with Armenia Diaspora Minister Hranush Hakobyan.
The Armenian minister, for her part, underscored the Canadian government’s hospitable and warm disposition towards the Canadian-Armenian community.
She appreciated the fact that, in 2002, the Senate of Canada had adopted a resolution on recognizing the Armenian Genocide. Hakobyan added that a high-level Canadian representation is expected in Armenia, and in connection with next year’s centennial commemoration events of the genocide.
The minister also briefed the Canadian official on the programs and activities of the Ministry of Diaspora of Armenia.
Furthermore, the diaspora minister presented to Kenney a picture book on the Armenian Genocide, and a collection of articles which The New York Times daily had run on the genocide.
In addition, the interlocutors discussed the activities toward rendering assistance to Syrian Armenians, and construction of the New Aleppo district in Armenia.