Hayastan All-Armenian Fund hosts Syria’s First Lady

 Syria’s First Lady Asma al-Assad met Thursday morning the Executive Director of Hayastan All-Armenian Fund Ara Vardanyan at Golden Palace Hotel in Yerevan in the presence of Armenian First Lady Rita Sargsyan and Armenian Foreign Minister's wife Natalia Nalbandian, the fund representatives, the press office of the fund reported.

 At the guest’s request, the fund structure, principles and work experience were introduced. Parties also touched upon the fund raising mechanisms.

After watching the film on fund’s activities, Ara Vardanyan answered Asma al-Assad’s questions.

  Syrian first lady said, Armenians and Syrians are similar in that they both have big diaspora communities. Apart from the 18 million Syrians living in their homeland, there are 15 million others living beyond its borders. She said, Syrians often express willingness to make investments into their country’s economy, hence an institution like Hayastan All Armenian Fund may help realize a number of projects.

 At the end of the meeting, Mrs. al-Assad invited Ara Vardanyan to Syria to introduce the fund’s activities in more detail.

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