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01.05.2019 • Ambassador Arman Kirakossian's meeting with Stephen Pound

On May 1, Arman Kirakossian, the Ambassador of Armenia to the United Kingdom, met with Stephen Pound, Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom and head of the British-Armenian Parliamentary Friendship Group.

09.04.2019 • Lecture by Ambassador Arman Kirakossian at the Cardiff University

On April 9th, by the invitation of School of Law and Politics at Cardiff University, Arman Kirakossian, the Ambassador of Armenia to the United Kingdom, delivered a lecture on the Armenian Genocide.

25.03.2019 • Ambassador Arman Kirakossian's meeting with Baroness Caroline Cox

On March 25, Arman Kirakossian, the Ambassador of Armenia to the United Kingdom, met with Baroness Caroline Cox, member of the British House of Lords and British-Armenian Parliamentary Friendship Group.

11.03.2019 • Meeting of Ambassador Arman Kirakossian with UK Minister of State for Europe and the Americas Alan Duncan

On March 11, Arman Kirakossian, Ambassador of Armenia to the United Kingdom, met with Alan Duncan, Minister of State for Europe and the Americas in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom.

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.

14.02.2019 • Ambassador Arman Kirakossian presented the copies of his credentials at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

On February 14, Arman Kirakossian, the newly appointed Ambassador of Armenia to the United Kingdom, has presented the copies of his credentials to Francesca Flessati, Assistant Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps and Deputy Director of Protocol of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).

28.01.2019 • Holocaust Memorial Day event in Derby

  On the 28th of January, the Derby City Council hosted the Holocaust Memorial Day  reception, which was attended by members of the Council, diplomats, representatives of different communities and academic circles. The Mayor of the City of Derby, Councilor Mike Carr delivered his remarks and invited Ms. Hayarpi Drmeyan, Armenia’s Consul, to take the floor. Speaking about the tragic consequences of the Armenian Genocide, Holocaust and crimes against humanity, she noted the importa nce of condemnation and bringing their perpetrators to justice. Talking about the prevention of future genocides, Ms. Drmeyan placed importance on awareness-raising, education and concerted efforts in fighting xenophobia, hatred and racism. She expressed gratitude to the Derby City Council for passing the resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide on 21st of November 2018. She underlined that by voting for this resolution the Council not only contributed to the restoration of...

13.01.2019 • Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Homenetmen UK Chapter

  On 13th of January, The Homenetmen UK Chapter celebrated its 40th Anniversary in London. Ms Hayarpi Drmeyan, Consul of the Embassy, addressed the attendees.  She highly valued the important role that  the organisation used to play in the life of the Armenian Community of the UK since its establishment. During the event Bishop Hovakim Manukyan, Primate of the Armenian Church of the United Kingdom and Ireland, Mr. Armand Abramian, Chairman of the  Armenian Community Council, as well as other representatives of the Homenetmen London and Central Board also delivered remarks.  The organizers also screened a film dedicated to the past 40 years of  Homenetmen UK.   

09.12.2018 • Commemoration Event dedicated to the victims of the Spitak Earthquake

  On the 9 th of December the liturgy was served in the Armenian Church Saint Yegiche in London in memory of the victims of the Spitak Eartquake of 1988. The representatives of the Armenian Community of the UK and the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia attended the Service. Ms. Hayarpi Drmeyan, Consul, delivered remarks on behalf of the Embassy. She recalled the tragic earthquake of 1988, which shocked the whole world. Ms. Drmeyan praised the efforts aimed at overcoming the consequences of the devastated earthquake. She expressed gratitude to the Armenian Communities of the UK and Ireland for their ongoing support to the regions suffered from the earthquake. Consul Drmeyan also appreciated and highly valued the kind assistance of the British and Irish Government, organisations, individuals, rescuers who supported Armenia in the aftermath of the Spitak tragedy, underlying that it was a vivid example of the international humanitarian assistance. Mr. Hratch...

01.12.2018 • Armenia participated at the “International Day” festival at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom

  UK’s Defence Academy in Shrivinham hosted "International Day" festival on Saturday, 1 December. Almost 60 countries, which currently have military representatives studying at the Academy, presented their culture and cuisine to the staff, students, service personnel and their families and guests. Armenia’s Armed Forces were duly represented at the event, with the organizational and logistical support from the Embassy of Armenia and local Armenian community. The numerous visitors who attended the Armenian stand had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the Armenian culture and history. They were treated to the traditional Armenian dishes and wine, as well as Armenian brandy. To the delight of the numerous guests and visitors the London-based Akhtamar Armenian Performance Group performed traditional Armenian dances.

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