Armenian Assembly Interns Meet the Armenian Deputy Chief of Mission to the U.S.

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By Elen Yeranosyan

AAA News Blog

July 21, 2015

This
week the Armenian Assembly of America Terjenian-Thomas Summer Interns had the
opportunity to meet Mr. Hrachia Tashchian, Armenia’s Deputy Chief of Mission to
the United States. Born and raised in Armenia, Mr. Tashchian originally studied
engineering before switching to governmental studies after the fall of the
Soviet Union. He began his career in government in 1994, working his way up
before becoming a diplomat for the Republic of Armenia.

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During
the meeting, Mr. Tashchian introduced himself and spoke briefly about his
responsibilities as Deputy Chief of Mission before engaging the students in a
robust discussion. Topics ranged from Armenian foreign affairs, to how Armenia
can grow and become a prosperous Nation. As Armenian Americans, it is crucial
for us to know the challenges and problems our homeland is facing so one day we
can help overcome those obstacles. Afterwards, Mr. Tashchian was kind enough to
give the interns a tour of the beautiful Armenian Embassy. The Embassy was
filled with many elegant Armenian rugs and historic artifacts dating back to
the 1800s. The building itself may look small from the outside but it’s
beautiful and breathtaking on the inside, just like Armenia.

Elen Yeranosyan is a participant in the
Armenian Assembly of America’s Terjenian-Thomas Summer Internship Program in
Washington, DC in the office of Congressman David Joyce (R-OH). Elen is a
junior studying Political Science and Business Management at Case Western
Reserve University.

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