The Assyrian and Armenian Communities in LA Sign Historic Memorandum of Understanding & Cooperation

The Assyrian American Association of Southern California (AAASC) and Armenian National Committee of America - Western Region (ANCA-WR) hosted a ceremony, signing a Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation in an effort to further strengthen relations between the two organizations.

The ceremony was held at the ANCA-WR Headquarters in Glendale, California, where the Memorandum was signed into effect to codify the organizational relationship between both parties.

"The signing of this Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation elevates our relationship with the AAASC to a deeper institutional level," remarked ANCA Western Region Chairperson Nora Hovsepian, Esq. 

"Our nations have lived side by side for millennia, and we're codifying both traditional as well as novel areas for our extensive collaboration, taking our advocacy work to new heights.”

"Together, the Assyrian and Armenian communities have experienced the best of times and the worst of times." Said Assyrian American Association of Southern California President Ramond Takhsh. "We have laughed together, danced together, broken bread together, and bled together. This Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation formalizes this historic union and will serve to continue strengthening the bond between both communities as we stand shoulder to shoulder in the struggle and fight for justice.”

AAASC and ANCA-WR have jointly agreed to maintain concerted efforts in promoting human rights, peace, the rule of law, and justice for the Armenian, Assyrian and Greek Genocide.

This Memorandum was signed into effect on Monday, July 22, 2019.

About ANCA-WR: The Armenian National Committee of America- Western Region (ANCA-WR) is a grassroots public affairs organization devoted to advancing issues of concern to the Armenian American community. For nearly a century, the ANCA-WR has served to educate, motivate and activate the Armenian American community in the Western United States on a wide range of issues.

About AAASC: Founded on August 1964, the Assyrian American Association of Southern California is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose broad mission is to serve and advance the Assyrian-American community by concentrating on a wide spectrum of areas such as cultural and linguistic identity, public/governmental outreach and advocacy, education, arts/literature, youth services, and many others. The Assyrian American Association is an affiliate of the Assyrian American National Federation.