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Armenia pushes Liberals to fulfil election ‘promise,’ open embassy

By Shruti Shekar      

Mélanie Joly ‘strongly committed to promoting the establishment of a Canadian Embassy in Armenia.’

People carrying Armenian flags walk down Rideau Street toward the Turkish Embassy on April 24 in a demonstration to mark what Armenians call Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day. The Hill Times photograph by Kristen Shane

Armenia’s ambassador to Canada is pressing the Liberal government to make good on what he says was an election promise to the politically influential Armenian-Canadian community to establish a Canadian Embassy in Armenia. “This was a political promise during the election campaign,” said Armen Yeganian in an interview with The Hill Times. “But I’m sure that as we’ve seen already with other political promises, such as refugees, this current government is very keen to stick to their promises.

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