On May 6, the 21st Global Summit of Women continued in Istanbul with the participation of nearly 1,000 representatives from 82 countries. Among the participants are First Ladies, 35 women ministers, businesswomen, as well as public and political figures.
Within the framework of the summit, RA Minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakobyan today participated in the Forum of First Ladies, as well as a number of panel sessions, particularly a session devoted to ladies’ political and economic development and more. The minister also participated in the Global Women’s Leadership Awards following the sessions.
The solemn closing ceremony of the Global Summit of Women will be held tomorrow and attending the ceremony will be UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.
Today RA Minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakobyan had meetings with the Armenian community of Istanbul, visited the tombs of well-known Armenian intellectuals at the Armenian cemeteries in Shishli and Palkl and laid flowers at the tomb of Hrant Dink and the monument dedicated to the 1895-1908 massacres. Hakobyan also visited the St. Gevorg and Holy Cross Churches and meet with members of the churches’ boards of trustees.
The minister also visited the Holy Cross Dprevank (lyceum for scholars) and the Sahakyan-Nuyan School where she participated in events dedicated to Motherhood Day. During a meeting with students and teachers, Hakobyan presented the programs of the RA Ministry of Diaspora and particularly touched upon the “Ari Tun”, “Our Greats” and other programs.