Press Advisory

September 1, 2005

Embassy of the Republic of Armenia,
2225 R Street NW,
Washington, DC, 20008
Contact: [email protected]
Tel. 202-319-1976
Fax: 202-319-2982

Armenia Offers Aid, Condolences to Hurricane Katrina's Victims

Ambassador Tatoul Markarian sent a letter to the US State Department
expressing condolences and offering assistance on behalf of
the Armenian government to those suffered from the devastating
hurricane. In the letter he particularly says:

"The devastation caused by the Hurricane Katrina is heart-rending
for all friends of your country, and especially for Armenians who
have suffered horrors of the Spitak earthquake. Please accept my
condolences to the victims and their families.

The government of Armenia stands ready to provide all possible
assistance and to take a part in the rescue operations. The people
of Armenia sympathize with and offer their prayers and best wishes
to everyone touched by this tragedy."