Republic of Artsakh Foreign Minister David Babayan will hold policy consultations across Washington, DC – including Congressional briefings, think tank roundtables, university lectures, and community gatherings – during an upcoming visit to Washington, DC coinciding with an Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) Federal Policy Seminar.
Minister Babayan will offer the keynote speech at an ANCA event dedicated to Artsakh security and liberty held at the historic Woodrow Wilson House, the museum honoring the U.S. president who championed efforts to secure a U.S. mandate to support the Armenian Republic in 1918. He will also be the featured speaker at the “Capitol Hill Salute to Artsakh’s Independence,” organized in cooperation with the Congressional Armenian Caucus, which will be held on Monday, September 19th.
“We welcome Minister Babayan’s consultations across Washington with U.S. policymakers and foreign policy stakeholders – as well as his remarks on Capitol Hill, at the Wilson House, and at our policy conference – as a meaningful contribution to constructive U.S. engagement on Artsakh Republic status and security issues,” said ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian. “Artsakh’s voice – in Washington and on the world stage – represents the unbending resolve, the abiding democratic aspirations, of the Armenian nation to endure, to survive, and thrive on the very frontier of world freedom against the forces of darkness and dictatorship.”
The ANCA Federal Policy Seminar – a four-day series of presentations, roundtable discussions, and Capitol Hill visits for chapter and community leaders – will focus on targeted initiatives to advance ANCA strategic priorities: saving Artsakh, strengthening Armenia, holding Azerbaijan and Turkey accountable, and securing justice for the Armenian Genocide.
Following his Washington, DC visit, Babayan will be traveling to California for a series of events and meetings with Armenian American community leaders and elected officials.