Asbarez: Portantino to Chair Armenia, Artsakh Committee in State Senate

Thursday, March 2 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The California State Senate Rules Committee established on Thursday an historic Senate Select Committee on California, Armenia and Artsakh Mutual Trade, Art and Cultural Exchange reported the Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region. The select committee came at the request of State Senator Anthony J. Portantino and will serve to expand business opportunities through trade, economic development, cultural awareness and education between California, Armenia and Artsakh.  Portantino will Chair the committee.

“I am very proud to bring this important committee and mission to fruition,” commented Portantino.  “There is a lot for all three countries to offer each other and I am confident that Armenia and Artsakh will be terrific partners for the best of California’s industry, art and culture.  I look forward to working through the Select Committee to explore new ways of strengthening cultural and economic ties between California, Armenia and Artsakh,” added Portantino.

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