Canadians of Armenian descent consider themselves to be both proud Armenians and proud Canadians.
Recently departed Armenian ambassador to Canada, Armen Yeganian, on the right, during the unveiling of the Yosuf Karsh sculpture outside the Château Laurier on June 9, 2017. From the left is his wife, Maria Yeganian, Senate Speaker George Furey, and Megerditch Tarakdjian, sculptor of the piece. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
OTTAWA—I have completed my term in office in Canada, the country where I have spent the past six years as the ambassador of the Republic of Armenia.
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