The Central Valley’s Armenian community welcomed the newly-appointed Consul General of Armenia in Los Angeles.
A special reception was held Saturday for Dr. Armen Baibourtian as he was appointed to the position in September of last year.
He served as Armenia’s consul general in Los Angeles in the mid 1990s, when the consulate was established.
His message tonight: Armenia welcomes visitors and business investors with open arms.
“My message is Armenia, historical motherland of my fellow Armenians is open for them, waits for them. Waits for them because we want Armenians living here to travel to Armenia, to establish businesses in Armenia,” Baibourtian says.
The consul general oversees a wide region that includes California and much of the western United States.