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Conversations on Groong: The Global Armenian Summit



October 30, 2022


     Harut Sassounian


     Hovik Manucharyan

     Asbed Bedrossian



Hello and welcome to the Armenian News Network, Groong.


This episode was recorded on Saturday, October 29, 2022.


We are here to talk about the Global Armenian Summit conference that is in progress this weekend in Yerevan.


The Global Armenian Summit Conference


Over the course of this weekend and until Monday, there’s this Global Armenian Summit conference in progress in Yerevan. The event is organized by the office of the High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs, and invitations went out a few months ago. Reportedly there are 600 attendees according to Armenpress, but probably taken from the conference website.


To talk about this conference, we are joined by:


Harut Sassounian, who has published The California Courier newspaper since 1983. He is also the President of the Armenia Artsakh Fund, a non-profit organization which has delivered to Armenia and Artsakh $947 million of humanitarian assistance since 1989. He is currently engaged in forming the Diaspora Armenian Parliament through local elections.




Global Armenian Summit

      What is the background of Armenia-Diaspora relations against which this conference is taking place?

      Why did the government need this event right now?

      Diaspora parties or organizations don’t seem to be present at the event.

      Who’s attending, in order to bill the event a “Summit”?

      Pashinyan’s address at the conference.

      Arayik Harutyunyan’s address at the conference.



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