International Relations

AYF Armenia Will Host IUSY World Council 2015

VIENNA (A.W.)—The World Council of the International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY) will take place in Yerevan from May 7-10. The Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) of Armenia will be the host organization of the Council. The World Council of the International Union of Socialist Youth will be taking place in Yerevan between May 7 and…

Socialist International Council to discuss centenary of the Armenian Genocide

On December 11-12, 2014 the Socialist International Council meeting convened in Geneva, under the main theme of ‘International peace and security: the resolution of conflicts and countering terrorism’. The meeting was opened with addresses delivered by Michael Møller, UNOG Director General, António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, SI President George Papandreou, and SI Secretary…

MEP Dr. Theocharous in ARF–D offices, in Yerevan

Member of the European Parliament (EPP, Cyprus), Chair of the EU – Armenia Friendship Group in the European Parliament, Dr. Eleni Theocharous today, October 10, 2014, visited the headquarters of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation – Dashnkatsutyun (Armenian Socialist Party) at Kristapor Mikaelian center and held a meeting with Hrant Margaryan, Chairman of the ARF-D Bureau.…

ARF-D Bureau Condemns Attacks on Aleppo

YEREVAN—The Armenian Revolutionary Federation Bureau issued an announcement on June 4 condemning the ongoing rocket attacks on the Syrian city of Aleppo and urging international action to end the attacks on the civilian population and specifically the Armenian community. Below is the translated text of the announcement: “We call on all governments, especially Western nations,…

Members Of UK Parliament Visit Armenia, Meet With ARF-D

YEREVAN—Member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation’s (ARF-D) Supreme Council of Armenia and Member of Parliament Aghvan Vardanyan met on Thursday with representatives of the UK’s Labour Party in Yerevan. The Labour Party Members, Stephen Pound and Mike Gapes, were on visit to Armenia with a delegation of other British members of parliament led by John…

Switzerland Must Appeal European Court’s Verdict On The Armenian Genocide

By Harut Sassounian Publisher, The California Courier The European Court of Human Rights issued last week a critical Armenian Genocide-related ruling in the case of Dogu Perincek vs. Switzerland. Perincek, the leader of a minor Turkish political party, had traveled to Switzerland in 2005 with the intention of daring the Swiss authorities to punish him…

AYF Delegation At BDP Youth Congress

On November 30, a two-member delegation of the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) took part in the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) Youth Congress in Tigranakert (Amed, Diyarbakir). The delegation was comprised of AYF’s Armenia chapter members, Rupen Janbazian and Sarkis Degirmenjian. The IUSY member organizations were invited to the Congress. Youth representatives from various…

ANCA Welcomes Results of US-Armenia Economic Talks

Supports Shift of Bilateral Dialogue from Aid to Trade (armenianweekly.com) WASHINGTON—The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) welcomed the realignment of the U.S.-Armenia economic dialogue away from primarily “donor recipient”-based discussions and toward a focus on practical steps to promote a robust bilateral trade and investment partnership. At a State Department press conference held at…

Armenian National Committee Formed in Romania

The formation of the Armenian National Committee (ANC) of Romania took place on November 23, 2013, at the premises of the Armenian Diocese of Romania under Primate, Bishop Tadev Hakobyan-Muradyan’s honorary presidency and in the presence of European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy (EAFJD) President, Mr. Kaspar Karampetian. An Armenian National Committee – Belgium…