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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…

ARF-D Participates In Socialist International Meetings In Istanbul

(Yerevan) – The Socialist International Council meeting started on Sunday, November 10 in Istanbul, Turkey. The ARF-D was represented by Bureau member and SI Vice President, Mario Nalbandian and Head of the ARF-D International Secretariat, Giro Manoyan. The SI Statutory Committee on Finance and Administration, where the ARF-D is a member, convened its session on…

High-ranking ARF-D, BDP Meeting In Washington

On Tuesday, October 29, a delegation of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) headed by its co-chairman Selahattin Demirtaş, visited the ANCA Washington office and met with a delegation headed by ARF-D Bureau member, Hagop Der Khachadourian. The possibilities of Armenian Kurdish cooperation as well as the national and democratic aspirations of the Armenian…

ARF-D Attends Washington Kurdish Conference

Explores Avenues for Armenian-Kurdish Cooperation (armenianweekly.com) WASHINGTON — Kurdish political leaders from Turkey, Syria, Iran, and Iraq were joined on Oct. 28 by a broad cross-section of the Washington, D.C. foreign policy community at an all-day conference on the “The Kurdish Role in the New Middle East”. The conference, the first ever organized in Washington…

Karabakh President’s Meetings in Belgium and the Netherlands

On October 16, Mountainous Karabakh (Artsakh) Republic President, Bako Sahakyan, Vice Prime Minister Artur Aghabekyan, Foreign Affairs Minister, Karen Mirzoyan, Press secretary of the President, Davit Babayan other MKR officials met with Belgian senators, at the country’s Senate to discuss about Artsakh and to present them Artsakh’s positions. The Belgian delegation, under senator André du…