Today President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan held a meeting to discuss the preparations for the forthcoming Sixth Armenia-Diaspora Forum and launching the Pan-Armenian Council, the press service of the President’s Office reports.
The Chairman of the Constitutional Court Gagik Harutyunyan, who inter alia has earlier been nominated to coordinate the works of the Organising Committee, reported on the main approaches regarding the formation and working mechanisms of the Pan-Armenian Council. These issues will be discussed in the frameworks of the Sixth Armenia-Diaspora Forum to be held in Yerevan on September 18-20.
Taking note of earlier discussions on the establishment of a new Pan-Armenian body in the past years, President Sargsyan commissioned to prepare drafts on the aims and objectives, membership criteria as well as draft agenda and rules of procedure of the first session of the new Council to be held in 2018 through discussions with all relevant parties, including Diaspora organisations and structures.
The decision to start preparations for launching the Pan-Armenian Council has unanimously been adopted on September 26, 2015 at the Sixth session of the State Commission on coordination of the events dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.