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ARF-D Delegation Meets with European Socialist Leadership

BRUSSELS, Belgium — On May 30, a delegation of Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) representatives held meetings with the leadership of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) and the Party of European Socialists (PES). The ARF-D delegation, which was headed by ARF-D Bureau member and head of the party’s Parliamentary faction Armen Rustamyan, included…

New Agreement to Improve Quality of Armenian Schools in Georgia

Memorandum Signed Between Education Ministers of Georgia and Armenia (ARMENIAN WEEKLY) YEREVAN — On March 16, a delegation headed by the Georgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education and Science Aleksandre Jejelava, met with Armenian Minister of Education and Science and member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) Levon Mkrtchyan and his Deputy Ministers.…

ARF-D Eastern U.S. Issues Statement on Washington D.C. Attack

Statement by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) Central Committee of the Eastern United States We strongly condemn Tuesday’s unprovoked attack by members of Turkish President Erdogan’s security detail upon peaceful demonstrators in Washington, D.C. Erdogan’s bodyguards were involved in two other attacks on U.S. soil in 2016: during a speaking engagement at the Brookings Institute…

Pro-Armenian Climate in France a Result of Community’s Work

(armenpress.am) “A pro-Armenian atmosphere exists in France. And it was expected, because the Armenian community has carried out consistent work in the direction of the political field,” said Mourad Papazian, Co-Chair of the coordinating council of France’s Armenian organizations and member of the ARF-D Bureau told Armenpress. “The Armenian community has done a serious work.…

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,…