ARA ABRAHAMIAN SENDS NEW YEAR'S MESSAGE TO DIASPORAN ARMENIANS

Noyan Tapan
Jan 7, 2008

YEREVAN, JANUARY 7, NOYAN TAPAN - ARMENIANS TODAY. The chairman of
the World Armenian Congress Ara Abrahamian sent a New Year's message
to the Diasporan Armenians. The message in particular reads:

"Dear compatriots of the Diaspora.

On behalf of the World Armenian Congress and myself I wish you Happy
New Year and Merry Christmas.

We lived yet another year that became a new stage on the path of
strengthening the Diaspora's links with Homeland and our unification.

We state with satisfaction that last year the Diasporan Armenians
took the most active part in assisting Armenia with its economic
development, increasing the welfare of the country's population
and promoting its education, science and culture. The Diaspora also
made a great contribution in the international field, first of all
to international-legal recongnition of the genocide of Armenians in
the Ottoman Empire.

We take pride in the fact that the World Armenian Congress and many
other organizations of the Diaspora took an active part in this work.

Diasporan Armenians may be sure that in the new year 2008 the political
and economic development of our historical Homeland will gather
momentum and the links between Armenia and the Diaspora will expand
further. The 2nd assembly of the World Armenian Congress to be held
in Yerevan in the autumn of 2008 will be dedicated, in particular,
to these issues.

Dear compatriots, I wish all of you and your relatives good health,
success, prosperity and happiness this year".