Government zoom-meeting

  • by Western Armenia, February 03, 2024 in Government
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On February 2, the government of Western Armenia held a zoom-meeting dedicated to the 13th anniversary of the establishment of the Government of Western  Armenia.

In the 1st stage, a Declaration was adopted,  "On the process of creating the Government of Western Armenia" (February 4, 2011).  On April 7, 2011,by the decree of the President of the National Council of Western Armenia, Tigran Pashabezyan was appointed as the Prime Minister and the procedure of  government formation was started.

The government of Western Armenia was initially called as Government-in-Exile of Western Armenia, and in 2014 as of August 10, it was renamed as the Government of the Republic of Western Armenia (Armenia).

 The  Declaration mentioned  above is based on two other important documents: the Declaration on the Right of Self-Determination of the Armenians of Western Armenia (December 17, 2004) and the Declaration on the Rights of the Armenians of Western Armenia (January 20, 2007).

The 2nd stage of the formation of the Government of the Republic of Western Armenia begins 

on January 18-20, 2014, when the elections of the National Assembly (Parliament) of Western Armenia end on December 1, 2013, according to the Declaration "On the Formation of the National Assembly (Parliament) of Western Armenia" (May 25, 2013).

The powers of deputies were approved on January 18, 2014, during the first session, and Armen Ter-Sargsyan was elected the President of the National Assembly of Western Armenia (Parliament).

On January 20, 2014, Armenak Abrahamian was elected the President of the Republic of Western Armenia.

On the same day, January 20, 2014, the President of Western Armenia, Armenak Abrahamyan nominated Tigran Pashabezyan as a candidate for the Prime Minister of the Government of Western Armenia, which was  approved by the Parliament.

Then, the Prime Minister was appointed by a decree of the President of the Armenian National Assembly. The establishment of the Government of the Republic of Western Armenia is not an act in itself, it is dictated by the concept and strategy to  protect and to realize the rights of the Armenians of Western Armenia.