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ARF Eastern U.S. Issues Statement on Executive Order on Immigration and Refugees

On Jan. 27, United States President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order to indefinitely halt the resettlement of Syrian refugees and to temporarily ban people from seven predominantly Muslim nations from entering the U.S. This decision was announced on International Holocaust Remembrance Day—a day on which people around the world condemn all manifestations of religious…

International Conference of ARF-D Youth, Student Organizations Held in Yerevan

(armenianweekly.com) YEREVAN—Delegates representing the ARF-D’s student and youth organizations from around the world met for a three-day (Jan.21-23) conference in Yerevan at the ARF-D “Aram Manougian” Center. Thirty representatives from around 20 regions throughout the world (including Armenia, Nagorno-Karabagh, Canada, the United States, South America, Europe, Iran, and Lebanon) participated in the conference organized by…

ARF-D Calls for Restraint, Re-Engagement in Turkish-Kurdish Peace Talks

The following statement was released after the Aug. 10 extraordinary plenary session of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation – Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) Bureau, convened in Yerevan. *** The Armenian Revolutionary Federation – Dashnaktsutyun is greatly concerned about the Turkish government’s warmongering politics that has been once again adopted vis-à-vis the Kurdish people. Instead of continuing the peace…

Long-Time ARF-Dashnaktsutyun Leader Vahan Hovannesyan Passes Away

Vahan Hovhannesyan, a long-time leader of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun and one of the country’s most prominent post-Soviet politicians, died at the age of 58 early on Sunday, December 28, 2014. Hovhannesyan, who has also served as Armenia’s ambassador to Germany over the past year, was pronounced dead at a hospital in Berlin where he…

ARF-D Bureau Condemns Attacks on Aleppo

YEREVAN—The Armenian Revolutionary Federation Bureau issued an announcement on June 4 condemning the ongoing rocket attacks on the Syrian city of Aleppo and urging international action to end the attacks on the civilian population and specifically the Armenian community. Below is the translated text of the announcement: “We call on all governments, especially Western nations,…

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…

Armenian National Committee Formed in Romania

The formation of the Armenian National Committee (ANC) of Romania took place on November 23, 2013, at the premises of the Armenian Diocese of Romania under Primate, Bishop Tadev Hakobyan-Muradyan’s honorary presidency and in the presence of European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy (EAFJD) President, Mr. Kaspar Karampetian. An Armenian National Committee – Belgium…

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…

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…