Foreign Affairs

“The Agreement Is Not Ratified On The Part Of Armenia”, Four Parliamentary Parties Issue Statement

“The agreement is not ratified on the part of Armenia”, four parliamentary parties issue statement. On December 23, 2013 an extraordinary session of the Parliament was to be convened to vote the agreement signed on December 2, in Yerevan between the governments of Armenia and the Russian Federation concerning the trade of shares to of…

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…

ARF-D Sees Vagueness Around Customs Union Process

(source: azatutyun.am RFE/RL) – On November 20, Head of the ARF-D International Secretariat, Giro Manoyan told media representatives that his party is worried and discontent with the vagueness surrounding the Customs Union joining process because there is no concrete information about it and that “is not a sign of anything good” he said. “Vagueness causes…

Manoyan: Turkey’s Project To Reopen Railway “Aims At Azerbaijan”

(ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News) Giro Manoyan, director of the international secretariat of the Dashnaktsutyun, says Turkey’s consideration on reopening railway between Turkey and Armenia is aimed at ‘opening a position in negotiations with Azerbaijan.’ Manoyan was in Istanbul to attend the Socialist International meeting. Hüseyin Hayatsever huseyin.hayatsever@hdn.com.tr Turkey’s consideration about reopening the railway between…

Another BDP-ARFD High-level Meeting, a First in Istanbul

Yerevan (12 December) — A high-level meeting between delegations representing the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun and the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) of Turkey was held today in Istanbul. This was the first time since 1923 that an official ARF-D delegation was visiting Istanbul. The BDP delegation was led by Nazmi Gür, head of BDP’s foreign…

Margaryan Discusses Custom’s Union, Hovhanessyan Ambassadorship

(armenianweekly.com) – In an interview recently with the “Yerkrin Hartse” program in Armenia, Hrant Markarian, the chairperson of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Bureau, presented the ARF’s stance on various problems facing the Armenian Republic. Since Sept. 3, he said, when Armenia decided to join the Russian-led Custom’s Union, most of the discussions and debates…

Rustamyan’s Three Questions To FM Nalbandyan About Customs Union

A closed-door session between Armenia’s Foreign Minister, Edward Nalbandyan and members of the Parliament was held on September 10 where Armenia’s decision to join the Russian-led Customs Union was discussed. Head of ARF-D Parliamentary Faction, Armen Rustamyan spoke to media representatives about the three questions he posed to FM Nalbandyan. The first one was about…

ARF-D Press Release

The announcement in Moscow, of Armenia’s decision to join the Customs Union was as much a landmark as it was a decision dictating great responsibility for the future of Armenia. It is possible to assume that at some point, considering the geopolitical state and developments, Armenia would join the Customs Union initiated by its strategic ally and…

Hovannesyan Clarifies Ambassadorship Rumors

ARF-D leader confirms that he has been approached to represent Armenia in a diplomatic capacity (asbarez.com) – Armenian Revolutionary Federation Bureau member and leader of the party’s parliamentary bloc Vahan Hovannesian on Tuesday confirmed that he has been approached by the Sarkisian Administration to represent Armenia as an ambassador. In an interview with Yerkir.am Hovanessyan…

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…