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02.03.2019 • Ambassador Arman Kirakossian participated at the dedication ceremony of the Armenian cross-stone in Canterbury

On March 2, the Armenian cross-stone (khachkar), dedicated to the memory of the victims of the Armenian Genocide was unveiled in Canterbury. The cross-stone by the initiative of the Armenian community erected in the Memorial Garden of the Canterbury Cathedral, a Mother Church of the worldwide Anglican Communion, was consecrated by the Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Great Britain Hovakim Manukyan.

12.05.2018 • Event in London dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the First Republic of Armenia

      On May 12, an event dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the First Republic of Armenia was organized by the ‘May 28 Committee’ in London. Numerous representatives of the Armenian community participated in the celebration.   The Embassy of the Republic of Armenia to the United Kingdom was represented at the festive event. Armen Liloyan, Chargé d'affaires a.i., addressed the audience. He particularly touched upon the historical significance of the First Republic. He emphasised that the Armenian people, who survived the Genocide, due to their unity, managed to establish a state after the May heroic battles. The First Republic, despite its short existence, left an indelible mark in the history of the Armenian people. Hrach Kaysadian and his orchestra invited from Lebanon performed during the evening.    

09.05.2018 • Event on Victory Day in London

  On May 9, an event dedicated to the 73rd anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War took place in the park adjacent to the Imperial War Museum in London. Representatives of the local authorities, British politicians and public figures, war veterans were in attendance.     Representatives of the Armenian Embassy in London, as well as of the other Embassies of CIS countries laid wreaths in front of the park memorial of the Soviet soldier.

23.04.2018 • Evening dedicated to the 103rd Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in the Armenian Church of St. Yeghiche in London

    On 23 April, in the framework of the events dedicated to the 103rd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, a solemn evening of commemoration of the victims of the Armenian Genocide took place. The event was organized by the Armenian Community Council, under the auspices of the Armenian Embassy in the UK and the Diocese of the Armenian Church. Armen Liloyan, Armenia’s Charge d 'Affaires a.i., addressed the audience highlighting the importance of building a strong Homeland in the context of the international recognition and condemnation of the Armenian Genocide. Students of Saturday School and Gevorg Tahta Sunday School gave performances and recited. Singer Anis Heghoyan performed various songs.

14.04.2018 • Event in London dedicated to the 103rd Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

  On April 14, a remembrance concert dedicated to the 103rd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide took place, organized by the Tekeyan Foundation of London, the Tekeyan Cultural Association and the Armenian Society of King's College, London. A representative of the Armenian Embassy was present. The Embassy's message to the organizers of the concert and the guests highlighted the role of music in the preservation of the memories of the Armenian Genocide, revealing the sufferings, courage, hope and determination of the Armenian people through art. Speeches were delivered by Vardan Uzunyan, the Chairman of the Tekeyan Center Foundation, Father Shnork Baghdasaryan, Vahe Asatryan, a student and the Co-Chair of the Armenian Society of King's College, London. The works of the great Armenian composer Komitas and folk songs were performed by Komitas Chamber Choir of London (led by G. Najarian). Pianist Thomas Ang, clarinetist Paul Everenden,...

05.02.2018 • Meeting between Ambassador Armen Sarkissian and the UK Minister for Europe and the Americas

  On February 5, Armen Sarkissian, Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to the United Kingdom, met with Sir Alan Duncan , Minister of State for Europe and the Americas.   In the course of the meeting topics related to the Armenian-British relations, regional developments, the Brexit negotiations, the peaceful process of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement were discussed.   The sides also talked about the further development of bilateral trade and economic cooperation, underlining the importance of joint initiatives, which could contribute to the further improvement of the business environment and increase of investments in Armenia.

25.01.2018 • Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to the UK met Baroness Patricia Scotland, the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth

  Armen Sarkissian, Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, had a meeting with Baroness Patricia Scotland, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, on 25 January. A number of issues of mutual interest were touched upon during the meeting. The sides discussed the possibility of establishing cooperation in different international frameworks. Ambassador Sarkissian spoke about the Summit of the Francophonie International Organization to be held in Yerevan on October 11-12 and, in this context, expressed hope that the Secretary General will take part in the event.  

23.09.2017 • Celebration of the 26th Anniversary of Armenia’s Independence in London

  The concert dedicated to the 26 th Anniversary of the Independence of Armenia took place at the Armenian Church of  Saint Yegiche in London, on 23 rd of September. The event was organized by the Armenian Community Council of the United Kingdom under the auspices of the Embassy of Armenia and the Diocese of the Armenian Church. The Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, as well as members of the Armenian community were in attendance. The representative of the Armenian Embassy welcomed the guests and delivered a speech reflecting on Armenia’s achievements since independence. Sona Rubenyan, a young and talented singer, who was invited from Armenia for this occasion, and London-based singer Andre Simonian performed patriotic and folk songs in Armenian and English.

30.06.2017 • Visit of “Shakespeare Club English-Speaking Association” of Armenia to London

  The Chairwoman of “Shakespeare Club English-Speaking Association” of Armenia Mrs. Natalie Jryan and Director General Mrs. Narine Kochar visited the United Kingdom on June 26 – 30. The purpose of the visit was to explore the possibilities of cooperation with the British side in promoting the English language and literature in Armenia, as well as further promotion of dialogue with the local Armenian community. In the framework of the visit, the Embassy of Armenia in the United Kingdom organized the meeting of the representatives of the Association with the members of the Armenian women associations and organizations operating in London. Mrs. Jryan and Mrs. Kochar gave comprehensive presentation of the activities and programs of the Association. The members of the Armenian community had a chance to address their questions to the guests. In a warm atmosphere they discussed and exchanged views on different projects and initiatives. The...

31.05.2017 • Visit of the Ambassador Armen Sarkissian to Scotland

The delegation headed by Dr. Armen Sarkissian, Ambassador of the Republic fo Armenia to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, visited Scotland on 31 May 2017. The delegation had meeitng s with the Rt Hon. Ken Macintosh, Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, Dr Alasdair Allen, Minister of International Development and Europe, Frank Ross, The Lord Provost of Edinburgh. During the meeting with Dr Alasdair Allen, Minister of International Development and Europe,  who is also in charge for the Scottish diaspora, the two  sides discussed  the possibilities of promoting the cooperation in the fields of culture,  tourism, IT, banking and finance. Dr. Sarkissian introduced the potential of Armenia in the spheres of tourism, high technologies, the opportunities for foreign investors and businessmen in the context of Armenia’s membership in the Eurasian Economic Union, as well as its dynamically developing relations with the...

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