Armenia-Diaspora

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…

ARF-D Parliamentary Election Platform Published in English

YEREVAN—The Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun, which is running in the upcoming April 2 Parliamentary Elections, just released the English language version of the platform, on which it has been campaigning. Below is the complete text. PLATFORM A New Beginning, A Just Armenia Accountable state, solidary society Armenian Revolutionary Federation – Dashnaktsutyun 2017 The Armenian Revolutionary Federation…

The ARF-D Kicks Off 2017 Parliamentary Election Campaign

‘A New Beginning, a Just Armenia’: ‘Unlike Many Others, [the ARF-D is] a Party with an Ideology, a Program, a System of Values, and Experience,’ Says Aghvan Vardanyan (ARMENIAN WEEKLY) YEREVAN—The Armenian Revolutionary Federation – Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) kicked off its 2017 Parliamentary election campaign by introducing its party platform at a public gathering at Yerevan’s…

Armenia’s Economy Minister Artsvik Minasyan Says Oligarchs Must Obey Laws

(asbarez.com) GLENDALE—With Armenia’s Economy Minister Artsvik Minasyan visiting California to attend several technology and economic gatherings, the ARF-Dashnaktsutiun Western Region Central Committee hosted a reception on June 11 welcoming him to the Southland and bringing together community, organizational and business leaders to discuss prospects for advancing Armenia’s economy and to provide an opportunity to meet…

ARF-D, SDHP Representatives Meet

(aravot.am) Representatives from the ARF-D and Social Democrat Hunchak Party (SDHP) met on November 27 at the ARF-D “Kristapor Mikayelian” headquarters in Yerevan. ARF-D was represented by its Bureau Chairman Hrant Margaryan and Bureau member Levon Mkrtchyan whilst Central Executive Chairman Hakob Tigranyan and Vice-Chairman, member of the Lebanese parliament Sebouh Kalpakian attended on behalf…

Hunchakian, RAG and ARF-D Political Parties Meet, Issue Joint Statement

On December 6, 2013 a meeting at Tekeyan Center in Beirut, Lebanon was held between Hrant Markaryan, ARF-D Bureau Chairman, a delegation of the Hunchakian Party Central Executive headed by Hagop Dikranian and Mike Kharabian, RAG Chairman. Below is the statement that was issued after the conclusion of the meeting. On the threshold of the…

Enlarged Conference of ARF-D Local Chapters’ Representatives

Press Release The enlarged conference of ARF-D Local Chapters’ representatives convened on August 24-26, in Yerevan. Representatives and guests from the local Chapters of the homeland and abroad took part in this panarmenian gathering. The purpose of this gathering, which was an ARF-D Bureau initiative, was to evaluate organizational matters, the situation in the wider…

Armenian Community of Georgia, Reintegration Minister Meet

Press Release On March 12, 2013 members of the Armenian Community of Georgia Executive Body had a meeting with state Minister of Georgia for Reintegration, Paata Zakareishvili. During the meeting, issues that concern Georgian Armenians were presented and ways to solve complex situations were elaborated. Among them were the participation of Georgian citizens of Armenian…

Dashnaktsutyun Urges Caution On Syria

YEREVAN (Irina Hovhannisyan / RFE-RL)–Armenia must not encourage a mass out-migration of ethnic Armenians from Syria and thereby eliminate a key Diaspora community in the Middle East, the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun) said on Wednesday. “People willing to come here must be helped, but we must not initiate their relocation,” said Giro Manoyan, the foreign…

Nranyan: Armenia Lacks Provisional Policy For Diasporan Investors

ARFD Member of Parliament, Ara Nranyan was invited as one of the guest speakers of a public discussion event organized by the Group for the Defense of the Diaspora Investors, held on February 24 at the Armenia-Marriott hotel. According to www.lragir.am Nranyan stated that presently there is no provisional policy for Diaspora investors as is…