HRANUSH HAKOBYAN: "THERE IS NO DISCRIMINATION AGAINST ETHNIC MINORITIES IN ARMENIA"

NOYAN TAPAN
20 MAY, 2010
YEREVAN

"There is no discrimination against ethnic minorities in Armenia,"
announced RA Minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakobyan today during a
question-and-answer session between the RA National Assembly and the
government. According to the Minister, all conditions are created to
develop the Armenian language, culture and education and preserve
historical-cultural monuments. The Minister clarified that all of
the government's projects relate to RA citizens and, according to H.

Hakobyan, representatives of ethnic minorities "are our citizens and
exercise all the rights". Hakobyan also mentioned that the government
is committed to help Armenians considered ethnic minorities in other
countries to recognize their rights and obligations through studies.

For involvement in such issues, an international committee was created
during the Pan-Armenian Forum of Lawyers held by the Ministry last
year.