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ARF-D Participates in Socialist International Council Meeting; Stands up to Azerbaijan’s Anti-Armenian Rhetoric

NEW YORK— An Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) delegation participated in the meeting of the Socialist International (SI) Council, which took place on July 11-12 at the United Nations headquarters in New York. The ARF-D, a full member of SI, participated in the SI Council meeting at the United Nations (UN) in New York with a…

Armenia’s Minister of Education and Science Presents Report at National Assembly

(ARMENIAN WEEKLY) YEREVAN— On July 3, Armenian Minister of Education and Science Levon Mkrtchyan of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) provided a report of the country’s education sector at the National Assembly (Parliament) session discussing the country’s upcoming budget. The Minister noted that attempting to change the education system in the last few years achieved…

Minasyan: Significant Improvements Coming to Armenia’s Environmental Protection Sector

(ARMENIAN WEEKLY) YEREVAN— Armenia’s Minister of Nature Protection Artsvik Minasyan said that the new government program introduced on June 19 will mean significant improvements in the country’s environmental protection sector. Among some of the issues that the program will address include the regulations of the Ararat Valley groundwater basin and the treatment and regulation of…

Arthur Khachatryan Appointed Shirak Governor

(asbarez.com) YEREVAN—Arthur Kachatryan was appointed the governor of Shirak Province on Thursday during a regular session of Armenia’ cabinet. Khachatryan, a member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun, will replace the outgoing Hovsep Simonyan who was dismissed from his position earlier. “We wish you a productive tenure. Having experience in the ministry of territorial administration and…

ARF-D Ministers Reappointed

(asbarez.com) YEREVAN—President Serzh Sarkisian on Wednesday reappointed the three members of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun who served in the cabinet prior to the April election, thus completing the appointments to the new cabinet. Levon Mkrtchyan, Davit Lokyan and Artsvik Minasyan were reappointed as ministers of education, territorial administration and environmental protection respectively. The ARF-D and…

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…

ARF-D’s Manoyan Discusses Parliamentary Elections and Working with the RPA

(ARMENIAN WEEKLY) YEREVAN—In the days following the April 2 Parliamentary Elections in Armenia, the Armenian Weekly sat down with Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) Bureau member and director of its Central Hai Tahd office Giro Manoyan to discuss the results of the election and the party’s work with the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA). Editor’s…

ARF-D, RPA Enter Political Coalition

(armenianweekly.com) YEREVAN—The Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) and the Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) signed a memorandum on the formation of a political coalition on May 11. The memorandum was signed by ARF-D Supreme Council representative Aghvan Vardanyan and RPA Deputy Chair Armen Ashotyan. “There are three core values set out as the basis of our…