In a letter addressed to Sevak Khatchadorian, Chairman of the Armenia Council of America, Speaker of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic (Artsakh) National Assembly, Ashot Ghulyan, expressed his gratitude towards Khatchoadorian for his hard work and perseverance that led to the successful passage of AJR 32 in the California State Assembly.

Letterto ACASpeaker Ghuylan states in his letter that the AJR 32 acknowledges Artsakh’s continued efforts towards democratic progress as a free and independent republic, calling upon the President of United States and the Congress to support the right to self-determination of Artsakh. He also stressed the importance of the international community’s recognition of Arstakh.

The Speaker acknowledged that Khatchadorian and the ACA will continue their work with the same level of motivation in the future, securing the best interests of the Pan-Armenian community, turning goals into realities.

“I am humbled by the kind words of Speaker Ghulyan regarding our work towards AJR 32,” said Khatchadorian. “This is the first legislation passed in California acknowledging the independence of Artsakh. While it has been a great achievement at the State level, it is our duty and moral obligation to continue working towards passage of similar legislation. I applaud the efforts of my ACA colleagues who worked tirelessly to advocate for this Resolution and most importantly, Assemblyman Mike Gatto who took the courageous steps to author this Resolution.“

AJR 32 was passed in the California State Assembly in April of this year. It will be introduced next in the State Senate for consideration. A full text of ARJ 32 can be found here: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AJR32

The Armenian Council of America is dedicated to educating the Armenian-American community in local political affairs, as well as actively pursuing Armenian-American participation in their respective local governments, to support political candidates who share the values of the Armenian American community.

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