On Monday Jan. 25th, a delegation representing the ARF Western USA Central Committee met with a delegation representing the ARS Western USA Regional Executive and the Armenian Relief Society Central Executive.
Central Committee members Miganoush Melkonian and Hrayr Garabedian represented the ARF, while the full board of the Regional Executive, led by Chairwoman Silva Poladian, represented the ARS. Chairwoman Dr. Nyree Derderian, and board members Maral Matossian and Arous Melkonian represented the ARS Central Executive.
The meeting focused on further enhancing cooperation between the two structures to support relief efforts in Artsakh and Armenia. Also stressed was the importance of harnessing the moral and financial resources of the Diaspora to provide assistance to those returning to Artsakh and those who have been displaced from Artsakh.
The meeting concluded with both the ARS and the ARF representatives agreeing to establish coordinated and goal oriented short-term as well as long-term programs to benefit the people of Artsakh and Armenia.