Armenia Fund, Inc. chairman Ara Aghishian Receives Armenian CitizenshipOn Friday, January 27, 2012, Armenia Fund, Inc.chairman Ara Aghishian, became a citizen of Armenia within the context of the dual citizenship law.
Aghishian had applied for citizenship and was recently approved. On January 27, 2012, Minister of Diaspora of the Republic of Armenia, Hranush Hakobyan handed Aghishian his Armenian passport. Aghishian joins a growing number of Diaspora Armenians who are becoming dual citizens of Armenia, while maintaining citizenship of their home countries.
The passport was given to Aghishian prior to the start of the Ministry of Diaspora's Advisory Board meeting at the presence of its members. The citizenship was granted by President Serzh Sargsyan in accordance with the dual citizenship law.
Minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakobyan presented Aghishian's biography and personally commended him for his efforts and involvement with the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund and its nation building mission.
Since 2009, Aghishian has served as the organization's chairman in a volunteer capacity. "I have always considered myself a citizen of Armenia, but I am overjoyed and full of emotions on receiving the citizenship of my Homeland," stated Aghishian.
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