Policy Forum Armenia
Cordially Invites You to Attend a Seminar on
Conditions of Armenians in Syria: What Can the Diaspora Do?
Hon. Arménag APRAHAMIAN
President, National Council of Armenians from Western Armenia
Question and Answer session will follow. Light refreshment will be served.
When: Thursday, August 29, 2013, 6:30-8:00 PM
Where: St. Mary’s Armenian Church, 4125 Fessenden St, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016
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About Our Speaker
Arménag Aprahamian was born January 15, 1960 in France. He was active in the Armenian associations from a young age and organized “Hay Champa” martial art school both in France and in Armenia, after the earthquake, where he also trained freedom fighters. In 1991, together with Leonid Azkaldyan, he founded the Liberation Army, where he became chief instructor. This work provided the foundations for the training of Special Forces troops in Armenia and Artsakh. He participated in all major military operations in Shushi, Mardakert, and Kelbadjar and was wounded several times in combat. Between 1999
and 2003, Mr. Aprahamian was very active in the framework of the Organization of Veterans of the Artsakh war and was its representative in France. In December 17, 2004, he formed the National Council of Armenians from Western Armenia, an organization which is accredited by the United Nations to represent one of the indigenous people of Western Armenia. In that capacity, he also oversaw the formation of the executive body of Western Armenia—a government in exile—in March 2011. Since then, the issue of security of Armenians in Syria was in the center of attention of the National Council, the Government of Western Armenia, and Mr. Aprahamian himself. He visited Syria on several occasions during 2012-13 to assist with the establishment of defense structures of the Armenian population.
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