ArmInfo. Prime Minister of Armenia Karen Karapetyan has received Armenian Assembly of America (AAA) Board President Carolyn Mugar and Board of Trustees Co-chair Anthony Barsamian. The meeting was also attended by Board Member Raffi Kasarjyan and AAA Regional Director Arpi Vardanian, according to the Government press-office.
The Prime Minister welcomed and hailed the pro- Armenian activities of the Armenian Assembly of America aimed at strengthening Armenia-Diaspora ties and bolstering USA-Armenian relations. Congratulating Karen Karapetyan on his appointment to the office of Prime Minister, the representatives of the Armenian Assembly of America assured that the Assembly would continue with its efforts aimed at supporting Armenia's development and implementing
Karen Karapetyan noted that his government's program provides for speedy reforms using the full potential of all Armenians. The prime minister highlighted the promotion of investments, the improvement of the business environment and education projects in rural areas.
Emphasizing the importance of involving Armenia- Diaspora ties in the country's economic development, the prime minister stated in turn, "Our country needs new economic relationship, and the Government is ready to assume the function of promoter of investment activity, work with international investors in a bid to demonstrate that doing business and investing is safe, secure and simply profitable in Armenia. We wish to see a more committed and purpose-oriented Diaspora in Armenia's economic life. We want you to participate in our programs, not just for charity and with investment initiatives, but also in terms of bringing in new a management culture and putting the knowledge and skills of our best Diaspora experts at the service of pan-Armenian objectives."
With a focus on the need to rebuild and reinvigorate Armenia-Diaspora ties, safeguard the Armenian identity, the meeting discussed issues of cooperation between the Motherland and the Armenian Assembly of America.