During this meeting, opinions were interchanged regarding the role of the Tekeyan Cultural Association in preservation of the Armenian culture in diaspora.
Manoukian is a civil engineer. He has been a community activist for a long time through TCA and the ADL chapter in Montreal. He was president of the Montreal branch for two years and after a long interval, he was reelected for the same position in May of the last year. In Canada, the TCA recently celebrated its 60th anniversary.
Among the activities of TCA Montreal are the publication of the trilingual newspaper Abaká and of a monthly radio program. The TCA maintains seven schools internationally.
Manoukian praised the work of Sardarabad for the communities of South America. He evaluated the cultural task that Sardarabad carries out and the activities that are organized in Buenos Aires. To this end, he indicated the importance of the cooperation between Sardarabad and Abaka, which were founded at the same time, by the same institution and with the same objectives. “Today, the Internet offers the possibility that the communication is much more fluid and constant. They are two brother newspapers,” he added.
Finally, accompanied by Nahabet Nahabetian, Manoukian met with board members of the Armenian General Benevolent Union.