International Relations

ARF-D Takes Part in 25th SI Congress; Resolutions on Artsakh and the Armenian Genocide Adopted; Mario Nalpatian Re-elected SI Vice-President

The 25th Congress of the Socialist International was convened on March 2-4, 2017, in Cartagena, Colombia. The Congress which gathered more than 350 guests and delegates representing 86 political parties and organizations was hosted by the Liberal Party of Colombia (PLC), a member of the coalition government of the country. ARF-D was represented by a…

ARF-D Delegation Takes Part in Socialist International Committee for the CIS, Caucasus and Black Sea Meeting

A working meeting of members of the Socialist International Committee for the CIS, Caucasus and Black Sea was held in Chisinau, Moldova, on 6 February 2017, hosted by the Democratic Party of Moldova, DPM. The meeting was attended by delegations from Moldova, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Hungary. Also present was…

TAD Minister: Armenian-French cooperation forum to promote proportionate regional development

The minister of territorial administration and development Davit Lokyan (ARF-D) hailed today the Armenian-French Forum on Decentralized Cooperation, describing it as a good platform connecting the two countries’ cities, towns and villages, according to tert.am. In his remarks, Lokyan expressed hope that the meeting will also boost the bilateral relations, enabling both the French and…

ARF-D Strengthens Ties with S&D Group in the European Parliament

Gianni Pittella, President of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament (S&D Group) and Armen Rustamyan, Head of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) Parliamentary Faction, signed a memorandum of understanding in Strasbourg, on July 6. The memorandum reaffirms the principles upon which the parties will cooperate as well…

ARF-D Delegation Holds Meeting with SI Secretary General Luis Ayala

Secretary General of the Socialist International, Luis Ayala arrived yesterday in Armenia, yerkir.am reported. Ayala met today with ARF-D members at the ARF-D Bureau “Kristapor Mikayelian” headquarters, in Yerevan. The Armenian delegation was comprised of ARF-D Bureau’s political representative, Armen Rustamyan, ARF-D Armenia’s Supreme Council chairman, Aghvan Vardanyan, and ARF-D Bureau member, Giro Manoyan. Activities…

Nalpatian to Present to Socialist International Evidents of Azerbaijan’s Attack Against Nagorno Karabakh; Holds Meeting with Karabakh President

In an interview to Yerkirmedia, Socialist International Vice President, former ARF-D Bureau member, Mario Nalpatian stated that the purpose of his visit to Nagorno Karabakh was not only to meet friends and comrades in the frontline but to prepare a serious and accurate report regarding the situation in Nagorno Karabakh which he intends to present…

Armenian Youth Federation’s Achievements in the International Arena; Chadoian Elected IUSY Vice President

The International Union of Socialist Youth’s (IUSY) World Congress 2016 was held on February 25-28, in Tirana Albania. The World Congress which convenes once every two years is the supreme body of IUSY. At the Congress the outgoing Presidium presents its two-year term report, determines the guidelines of the coming term’s action plan and elects…

Manoyan: PACE Socialist Group Supported Armenia’s position

(sources: Armenian Weekly, Public Radio of Armenia) On Jan. 26, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) held a debate on two reports on Nagorno-Karabagh: “Escalation of violence in Nagorno-Karabagh and the other occupied territories of Azerbaijan,” by rapporteur Robert Walter (UK), and “Inhabitants of frontier regions of Azerbaijan are deliberately deprived of…

ARF-D Participates at the Socialist International Council’s Meeting in Luanda

The Socialist International held its second Council meeting of 2015 on 27-28 November in Luanda, hosted by MPLA, its member party in Angola. Delegates converged in Angola’s capital representing SI member parties and organisations from across Africa, Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. The one-and-a-half-day meeting addressed the main themes of “Working for…

ARF-Dashnaktustyun expects a clear position from the Palestinian Authority

YEREVAN, August 29, 2015 (ARF-Dashnaktsutyun Press Office) – Recently Hikmet Hajiyev, the spokesman for Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry told the Azerbaijani media that Palestine is not planning to open an embassy in Armenia in the near future. According to the Azerbaijani ministry’s spokesperson, the Palestinian embassy in Baku contacted with the administration of the President and…