ANCA WELCOMES HILLARY CLINTON'S APPOINTMENT AS U. S. SECRETARY OF STATE

De Facto
Dec 2, 2008

YEREVAN, 02.12.08. DE FACTO. President-elect Barack Obama's choice of
Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) to serve as his Secretary of State was
welcomed today by the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).

"We extend our thanks to President-elect Obama for this choice
and our congratulations to Senator Clinton on her appointment to
our nation's top diplomatic post," said Aram Hamparian, Executive
Director of the ANCA. "We are certainly pleased to see that, for
the first time in recent memory, an individual with a strong record
in support of Armenian Genocide recognition will serve as America's
Secretary of State."

To add, during her tenure in the U.S. Senate, Hillary Clinton has both
called upon President Bush to honor his campaign pledge to recognize
the Armenian Genocide, and also cosponsored every Armenian Genocide
Resolution since coming into office in 2001.

On January 24th of this year Senator Clinton issued a campaign
statement outlining her views on U.S.-Armenia relations.