Policy

ARF-Dashnaktsutyun Policy Principles

The basic principles of the ARF-Dashnaktsutyun strategy are: a)      The source of ARF’s strength is its ideology, its organizational structure, its individual member’s commitment, its historical past and the Armenian people; b)      The ARF is independent in its policies and practices; c)       For the ARF, authority and national leadership role are not self-serving, but rather…

DECLARATION on the Occasion of the 15th Anniversary of Armenia’s Independence

Dear compatriots, This year all Armenians will celebrate the 15th anniversary of their independent statehood. We will celebrate aware of the uniqueness of this jubilee, determined to reform, build and strengthen our all-Armenian home. Independence is an utmost value and it is the duty of each of us to make Armenia a center for justice,…

ARF-D Press Service Issues a Statement Regarding Georgian Official’s Comments

YEREVAN (ARF-D Press Service, 18 March 2005) – In the March 14 issue of the Georgian newspaper “Rao-Rao” an interview is published with Georgi Gachechiladze, advisor to the Georgian president on international issues; we state the following regarding his comments: 1. The Armenian Revolutionary Federation has never sought and does not seek “Georgia’s destruction through…

SI Council resolution on Armenia

CASABLANCA COUNCIL – Peace, Security, Development 31 MAY-01 JUNE 2002 RESOLUTION ON ARMENIA The Council of the Socialist International, meeting in Casablanca on 31 May – 1 June 2002, Considering the positive influence the SI can have in the search for just and lasting resolutions of regional conflicts; Considering the increasing geopolitical, strategic and economic…

ARF-D Bureau condemns 9/11 attack on US

YEREVAN – The Bureau of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktustyun issued an announcement Wednesday, condemning the attacks by hijacked aircraft on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon Tuesday. Below is the translated text of that announcement. Along with the entire world, we are shocked by the great tragedy resulting from the criminal attacks that took…

ARF-D Bureau declaration on TARC

On July 9th, in a communiqué released in Geneva, it was declared that a commission was formed under the name of “Turkish-Armenian Reconciliation Commission,” which claims to assist in the development of mutual understanding and expression of good-will between the Turkish and Armenian peoples and to encourage the improvement of relations between Turkey and Armenia.…

ARF-D participates in European meeting of Socialist International

YEREVAN — The Socialist International Committee for Central and Eastern Europe, SICEE, met in Zagreb on 6-7 October, 2000, hosted by SI-member the Croatian Social Democratic Party, SDP, which heads the country’s government. As developments unfolded in Serbia, the Committee issued a declaration congratulating and extending its solidarity with the men and women who through…

SI Cuuncil resolution on security and stability in the South Caucasian states

OSLO COUNCIL – Global Solidarity 18-19 MAY 1998 RESOLUTION ON SECURITY AND STABILITY IN THE SOUTH CAUCASIAN STATES 1. The Socialist International supports the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. The SI, together with its member parties, considers the diversity of the region as an asset and strongly encourages the states…

Armenian authorities clamp down on the opposition

On September 7, several opposition parties in Armenia, including the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun, issued an announcement declaring National Democratic Union leader Vazgen Manoukyan the sole candidate representing the national alliance accord. National Self-Determination Union candidate Paruyr Hairikyan, Democratic Party of Armenia candidate Aram Sargsyan and “Artsakh-Hayastan” candidate Lenser Aghalovyan all withdrew their candidacies from the…