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Meeting with MKR President, during South American tour

Mountainous (Nagorno) Karabakh Republic President Robert Kocharian, during his tour in South America, on May 27, 1996, visited the Armenian Cultural Association centre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. ARF-Dashnaktsutyun Bureau member Mario Nalbandian welcomed Kocharian, praising his message of “strengthening the spirit of unity in the name of national interests of the Armenian people.” He added…

ARF: The only political party in MKR

Moutnainous (Nagorno) Karabakh Republic Prime Minister Leonard Petrosyan visited North America in May. At a press conference in Los Angeles, on May 14, 1996, responding to a question, Petrosyan stated that there was only one political party in Karabakh and that was the ARF-Dashnaktsutyun organization in Karabakh. “We find that during a national liberation struggle,…

ARF-Dashnaktsutyun economic platform draft examined

A draft of an economic platform, prepared by a group of experts at the ARF Economics Analysis Unit, was the subject of study at a conference which brought together academicians from Armenia’s National Acedemy of Science, members of the Association of Banks and others. Economist Hovsep Aghajanyan, head of the expert group and faculty member…

Bureau member refutes slander against ARF

YEREVAN – ARF-Dashnaktsutyun Bureau member Massis Baghdasaryan told the Azg daily newspaper that the recent publication of the party’s World Congress decisions in the ruling Armenian National Movement publication Haik are inaccurately presented as “the ARF’s secret and underground policies.” Baghdasaryan told Azg that what Haik has maliciously categorized as a secret document for the…

ARF is ready for dialogue

In a recent interview with Radio Liberty, ARF-Dashnaktsutyun Supreme Council of Armenia member Levon Mkrtchyan stated, that “the party is truly ready to enter into a dialogue.” Mkrtchyan did qualify his statement, however, by saying, that “the policies currently being implemented by the authorities, in my opinion, can be called rejection through delay tactics. ”…

First Karabakh president remembered in Stepanakert

STEPANAKERT – The people of Karabakh paid their respects on Sunday, April 14, 1996, to the memory of the first president of the Moutnainous (Nagorno) Karabakh parliament, Arthur Mkrtchyan, who died four years ago in tragic circumstances. At 11 a.m. Mountainous Karabakh Republic president Robert Kocharyan, speaker of the Karabakh National Assembly Arthur Tovmasyan, and…

ARF leader discusses party agenda

Following its first press conference in January 1996, several interviews have been granted by the ARF-Dashnaktsutyun Supreme Council of Armenia. We present excerpts from two interviews conducted by Anna Israelyan (a Radio Liberty correspondent in Armenia) and by Narineh Dilbaryan (a reporter of the Lragir Or daily of Yerevan), with ARF-Dashnaktsutyun Supreme Council of Armenia…

Academicians discuss ARF’s role in Armenia

YEREVAN – “Nothing will be complete without the complete participation of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun in our society, since it is a national force and it belongs to the Armenian people”, stated one academician taking part in a seminar organized by the ARF Supreme Council of Armenia, at the American University of Armenia, on March…

Meeting with the British Ambassador to Armenia

Political Secretary of the ARF-Armenia Executive Body, Mr. Vardan Ghandilyan said that on January 31, 1996, the Ambassador of Great Britain, Mr. David Miller met the representative of the ARF-Armenia Executive Body. During the two hour meeting the discussions included the political process in the region, the political situation in Armenia and other mutual concerns.…