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Lebanon Honorary Consul Kicks Off Fresno-Ainjar Sister City Initiative

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From l to r: Lebanon's Ambassador to Argentina Johnny Ibrahim, Carholicos Aram I, Lebanon's Honorary Consul to Fresno Harry Nadjarian

Lebanon’s Honorary Consul in Fresno Harry Nadjarian is working to establish a sister city relationship between Fresno and the mainly Armenian-populated city of Ainjar in Lebanon as his first undertaking since being named to the position in late March.


Catholicos Aram I with Harry Nadjarian

Catholicos Aram I with Harry Nadjarian


Nadjarian, who has been an active member and supporter of the Armenian-American community for decades and has taken a leadership and philanthropic role in advancing educational programs and organizations devoted to empowering young Armenians to further the Armenian Cause, has already kicked off the sister city process and for this purpose he traveled to Beirut this week.


Nadjarian met with His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia in Antelias and presented the sister city plan to the pontiff. He also provided perspective and thoughts about issues related to the California Armenian community to the Catholicos.


On Thursday, Nadjarian held a second meeting with Aram I, this time accompanied by Lebanon’s Ambassador to Argentina, Johnny Ibrahim, who was until recently Lebanon’s Consul General to Los Angeles.


From l to r: Ainjar Mayor Vartges Khoshian; Governor of Bekaa Valley Kamal Abu; Lebanon Honorary Consul to Fresno Harry Nadjarian; Parliament Member Hagop Pakradouni; Lebanon’s Consul General to Los Angeles Mirna Khawly; Bourdj Hammoud Mayor Mardig Boghossian; Lebanon’s Ambassador to Argentina, Johnny Ibrahim

From l to r: Ainjar Mayor Vartges Khoshian; Governor of Bekaa Valley Kamal Abu; Lebanon Honorary Consul to Fresno Harry Nadjarian; Parliament Member Hagop Pakradouni; Lebanon’s Consul General to Los Angeles Mirna Khawly; Bourdj Hammoud Mayor Mardig Boghossian; Lebanon’s Ambassador to Argentina, Johnny Ibrahim


The same day Nadjarian hosted a delegation representing the Armenian community of Lebanon comprised of Parliament Member Hagop Pakradouni, Bourdj Hammoud Mayor Mardig Boghossian and Ainjar Mayor Vartges Khoshian, who were presented with the plans for the Fresno-Ainjar Sister City program. In addition to Ibrahim, the governor of Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley Kamal Abu and Lebanon’s Consul General to Los Angeles Mirna Khawly were attended the meeting.


Sevak Khachadourian

Sevak Khachadourian


According to sources, the City of Fresno has already expressed its support for the Sister City program,


To advance the project, Nadjarian has reached out to long-time Los Angeles community activist Sevak Khachadourian for him to lead and assemble a committee of well-known Fresno leaders. Khachadourian has accepted Nadjarian’s invitation and has already begun fielding candidates to serve on the body.

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