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Jul 27

DECREE ON THE FLAG OF THE STATE OF WESTERN ARMENIA

            According to the Declaration of the National Council of Western Armenia on December 17, 2004, Western Armenia (Hayrenik) should have its own flag, anthem and coat of arms. On this basis, the National Council of Western Armenia approves the new flag of Western Armenia State.

The flag of Western Armenia State is one of the state symbols of Western Armenia State.

            The flag of Western Armenia State has four colors. In the center there are two symbols, in the blue octagon there is an orange eight-pointed sign of perpetuity /wheel of eternity/, that the essence of cosmic harmony.

            Blue rays starting from four corners of the octagon extend in four directions, like four origins of the worlds, dark blue border lines with orange (apricot color), four sectors of the flag are light blue.

The flag symbolizes the Armenian Highland as the cradle of civilization.

            Dark blue symbolizes the eternity of the Armenian people. Apricot color symbolizes the Armenian people’s oratory, aryanizm, creative freedom and love for life. Light blue symbolizes the enlightenment and mission of the Armenian people. White color symbolizes the people’ piety. The proportion of width and length ratio of the flag is 1:2.

            By maintaining the proportion of width to length ratio small-size or large-size flag of Western Armenia State can also be used.

            A colored image of the flag of the Western Armenia State is attached to this decree.

Transitional provisions

  1. This decree has the force of law till the final formation of the National Assembly of Western Armenia and the Government.
  2. From the time of this decree comes into force, the former flag of the National Council of Western Armenia handed over the Assembly of Armenians of Western Armenia, as a symbol of the Assembly.
  3. The application of Western Armenia State flag comes into effect from the day of signing this decree.

Armenag Aprahamian

President of the National Council of Western Armenia

Paris, France, 21.10. 2011.

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