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Minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakobian receives Azad-Hye editor 2009-07-01

Minister Hranush Hakobian with Hrach KalsahakianOn June 23, RA Minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakobian received Managing Director and Editor of Azad-Hye Armenian website ( in the United Arab Emirates, writer, translator Hrach Kalsahakian.

H. Kalsahakian presented activities of the Arab-English website telling about Armenian communities of the Middle East countries, as well as possibilities of cooperation with the Hayern Aysor electronic newspaper of the RA Ministry of Diaspora.

Problems (registration) relating to dual citizenship raised by H. Kalsahakian, programs on teaching the Armenian language intended for Armenians of the Arab world and other issues were also discussed during the meeting. They also touched upon the issue of creating an address reference book of all-Armenian websites that will give a possibility of uniting the Armenian Internet potential, as well as the possibilities of assisting development of tourism in Armenia, taking into consideration H. Kalsahakian's experience in the sphere of tourism.

Source: "Hayern Aysor", Yerevan, 24 June 2009
Arus Muradyan

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Citizenship oathFounder and editor of Azad-Hye Arab-English portal Hrach Kalsahakian gets Armenian passport
Hrach Kalsahakian, a citizen of Syria, now Sales and Marketing Manager at Cyprus Tourism Organisation in the United Arab Emirates, founder and editor of the Azad-Hye Middle East Arab-English Portal got a passport of a citizen of the Republic of Armenia. Deputy head of the Passport and Visa Department of the Republic of Armenia Vahagn Minasian officially handed RA citizen's passports to Hrach Kalsahakian and more than 50 other citizens. electronic newspaper's correspondent was present there and witnessed the official ceremony of handing a RA citizen's passport. According to it, a passport is handed after reading the RA President's corresponding decree, when each person takes the oath under the state flag of Armenia, signs and gets a RA passport. A citizen getting a RA passport takes the oath to remain faithful to the Republic of Armenia, to keep the RA Constitution and laws, to defend the independence and territorial integrity of Armenia. He also pledges himself to respect the RA state language, national culture and traditions. The Armenian state anthem is performed at the end of the ceremony.

It should be noted as well that there were many people among those getting the citizenship of Armenia who almost do not know the Armenian language. It is also known that another 80 Armenians from the United Arab Emirates have applied for getting the RA citizenship.

The RA Minister of Diaspora received Hrach Kalsahakian the day before and got acquainted with problems of dual citizenship, took necessary steps for their solution.

Source: "Hayern Aysor", Yerevan, 01 July 2009

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