DIASPORA COMMITTEE HEAD MEETS WITH USAID OFFICIALS

ARMENPRESS
August 1, 2008

YEREVAN, AUGUST 1, ARMENPRESS: Chairperson of the Diaspora Committee
of the Armenian foreign minister, Hranush Hakobian, received July
31 Ken Yamashita, chief assistant to USAID Europe and Eurasia Office
Coordinator and R. Phillips, USAID Armenia Office head.

The Foreign Ministry's press division told Armenpress that the main
issue discussed was about ways of a possible cooperation between the
Diaspora Ministry to be set up in autumn and USAID.

At the request of USAID officials Ms. Hakobian spoke about the
objectives and the duties of the ministry expected to be formally
established in October. The sides referred to the future ministry's
involvement in programs implemented in Armenia by USAID.