Policy

ARF-D Delegation at Barcelona SI Council, SIW Meetings

The Council of the Socialist International met on 24-25 November in Barcelona, hosted by its member party in Spain, the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party, PSOE. Delegations from all continents, representing SI member parties and invited guests, gathered to discuss three main themes: Building the future with the left: democracy, equality and solidarity; Working for stability…

Karen Khanlarian: Armenia may raise Iran’s international image

(tert.am) Armenia’s role may be great in giving the world objective information about Iran thereby raising the country’s international image, according to an Iranian-Armenian lawmaker. In an interview with Tert.am, Karen Khanlarian highlighted especially the significance of Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s recent visit, which he said was absolutely timely after Iran’s victory against the…

Tough Talk by Armenia’s Environment Minister: Promises to Prosecute Griffon Vulture Killers

(hetq.am) Armenian Minister of Nature Protection Artzvik Minasyan (ARF-D junior coalition partner) reaffirmed to this reporter that those responsible for the killing of endangered griffon vultures in Armenia would be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. However, the minister noted that any such prosecution was dependent on the law and that the law…

FAST fellowship program: The first step to education-science ecosystem

(mediamax.am) The Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology (FAST) announced the launch of a fellowship program that will support postgraduate students and university applicants in natural sciences or engineering to do research in leading universities of Armenia in order to get PhD degree. Today CEO of the Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology Armen Orujyan…

ARF-D Supports Law against Domestic Violence in Armenia

ARF-D Leader: ‘I Do Not See [the Law] as a Danger to Our ‘Traditional’ Family Values’ (ARMENIAN WEEKLY) YEREVAN—Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) Supreme Council representative Aghvan Vardanyan said on Thursday that a proposed bill against domestic violence is not a threat to traditional Armenian family values and that the ARF-D will support the adoption of…

ARF-D Urges Citizens Living Outside Lebanon to Register to Vote in 2018 Election

Nov. 20 Registration Deadline Set for Diasporan Lebanese Voters (ARMENIAN WEEKLY) The Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) Central Committee of Lebanon is urging Lebanese citizens around the world to register to vote in the country’s general election, slated for next year. Lebanese legislators ratified a new parliamentary election law in June that will allow Lebanese in…

Armenia’s Education Minister: ‘Armenian Is and Will Remain the Only Official Language’

YEREVAN—Armenia’s Minister of Education and Science Levon Mkrtchyan stated once again, on Sept. 22 that Armenian will remain the only official language in Armenia, and that Russian will continue to be considered a “foreign language.” “In the Republic of Armenia, Armenian is and will remain the only official language because we are an independent and…

Rustamyan: Government’s Course 90% Consistent With ARF-D’s Vision; ARF-D Against Armenia’s Withdrawal From EEU

(source: ARKA) A senior member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) party has commended today the government’s policy saying it is 90% consistent with ARF-D’s vision of how to resolve the country’s major problems. Speaking to reporters, Armen Rustamyan, the head of the ARF-Dashnaktsutyun parliamentary faction, said the government’s activities are on the right track…

Establishing ‘Pan-Armenian Council’ to be Discussed at Homeland-Diaspora Conference

(asbarez.com, RFE/RL) — President Serzh Sarkisian is pressing ahead with plans to form an advisory “pan-Armenian council” that will consist of senior officials from Armenia and representatives of its worldwide Diaspora. Sarkisian met with the chairman of the Armenian Constitutional Court, Gagik Harutiunyan, and other state officials on Friday to discuss ongoing preparations for the…

10th Pan-Homenetmen Games Kick off in Yerevan

(ASBAREZ) YEREVAN—The 10th Pan-Homenetmen Games kicked off Saturday with a parade of athletes in the center of the city setting the stage for the centennial celebrations of the founding of the athletic and scouting organization, which was founded in 1918. Some 1,250 athletes representing 19 Homenetmen chapters from around the world, including Tehran’s Ararat and…