Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore Leland Yee Hosts Nagorno-Karabakh Republic President In San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO – On Wednesday, October 29, Assistant Speaker pro Tempore Leland Y. Yee hosted President Arkady Ghoukasian of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic to the City of San Francisco.

“It was my distinct pleasure to host President Ghoukasian and his delegation here in San Francisco,” said Assemblymember Yee. “Our region is fortunate to have a strong and active Armenian-American community. Their participation has certainly added to the vitality and diversity of the Bay Area.”

Members of the San Francisco-Bay Area Armenian community greeted President Ghoukasian and Assemblymember Yee at a reception in the Hiram Johnson State Building. The reception was an opportunity for President Ghoukasian and First Lady Inna Gabrielian to discuss much-needed support for important infrastructure and development projects in Nagorno-Karabakh.

The President’s visit was organized by the All Armenia Hayastan Fund, an international organization dedicated to raising the necessary dollars for infrastructure projects throughout the Republic of Armenia and the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.

“I am continuously impressed by the commitment of Bay Area Armenian-Americans to so willingly support the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic,” said Assemblymember Yee. “It is a honor to be able to assist the President in his efforts to improve the lives of Nagorno-Karabakh residents”

Elected to the California State Assembly in November 2002, Leland Yee represents the 12th Assembly District, including San Francisco and the cities of Broadmoor, Colma, and Daly City in San Mateo County. As a first-term legislator, he was appointed to the Speaker’s leadership team as the Assistant Speaker pro Tempore. Dr. Yee has authored and co-authored legislation that reflects the needs and interests of California’s diverse communities. In his first year in office, his legislation largely focused on mental health, children and working families, and language access.