Armenia

Education Minister – Financing schools according to number of students is not effective, new mechanism needed

(ARMENPRESS) Minister of Education and Science of Armenia Mr. Levon Mkrtchyan presented to the Parliament the programs which the ministry plans to carry out in 2017. During Parliamentary debates on the 2017 state budget draft, the minister said there will be continuous programs, as well as new programs will be initiated which are derived from…

ARF-D member says party ‘content’ with new cabinet’s program

(tert.am) The Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaksutyun (ARF-D) evaluates as positive the new cabinet’s program which reflects all the proposals enshrined in the party’s cooperation deal with the Republican, says a member. “Our major expectations were met, as we were making calls for a specific program with specific timeframes. It was expected to reflect our cooperation platform…

New Government Formed under Karen Karapetyan; Mkrtchyan, Lokyan, Minasyan Appointed in New Cabinet

(various sources) YEREVAN—The ruling Republican Party of Armenia, during its executive board meeting on Thursday nominated former Yerevan mayor Karen Karapetyan to replace the outgoing prime minister Hovik Abrahamyan who resigned his post earlier Thursday September 8. During the same party conference, President Serzh Sargsyan pledged sweeping government reforms saying “we have no right or…

ARF-D Strengthens Ties with S&D Group in the European Parliament

Gianni Pittella, President of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament (S&D Group) and Armen Rustamyan, Head of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) Parliamentary Faction, signed a memorandum of understanding in Strasbourg, on July 6. The memorandum reaffirms the principles upon which the parties will cooperate as well…

Armenia’s Economy Minister Artsvik Minasyan Says Oligarchs Must Obey Laws

(asbarez.com) GLENDALE—With Armenia’s Economy Minister Artsvik Minasyan visiting California to attend several technology and economic gatherings, the ARF-Dashnaktsutiun Western Region Central Committee hosted a reception on June 11 welcoming him to the Southland and bringing together community, organizational and business leaders to discuss prospects for advancing Armenia’s economy and to provide an opportunity to meet…

ARF-D Delegation Holds Meeting with SI Secretary General Luis Ayala

Secretary General of the Socialist International, Luis Ayala arrived yesterday in Armenia, yerkir.am reported. Ayala met today with ARF-D members at the ARF-D Bureau “Kristapor Mikayelian” headquarters, in Yerevan. The Armenian delegation was comprised of ARF-D Bureau’s political representative, Armen Rustamyan, ARF-D Armenia’s Supreme Council chairman, Aghvan Vardanyan, and ARF-D Bureau member, Giro Manoyan. Activities…

20th General Assembly of ARF-D Armenia Concludes in Aghveran

Assembly Stresses Importance of Unity, Elects New Supreme Council (armenianweekly.com) AGHVERAN, Armenia—The General Assembly of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) of Armenia, took place April 29-May 1 in Aghveran, during which the last 2 years of the Supreme Council’s activities were reviewed, while strategic guidelines were set for the next term. According to a statement…

Minasyan Discusses Foreign Investments, Capital Market Development With EBRD’s Mark Davis

The Minister of Economy of RA received the Head of EBRD Yerevan Resident Office Mark Davis (mineconomy.am) On March 29, the Minister of Economy of RA Artsvik Minasyan received the Head of European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Yerevan Resident Office Mark Davis. Greeting the guest, the Minister expressed gratitude for the activity of…

ARF-D Ministers Vow to Fight Monopolies, Rid Education System of Partisan Politics

(asbarez.com) YEREVAN—Upon signing the “cooperation agreement” the Armenian Revolutionary Federation- Dashnaktsutyun on and the Republican Party of Armenia on Wednesday, President Sezh Sarkisian appointed Artsvik Minasyan as economy minister, Levon Mkrtchyan as education minister and Davit Lokyan and minister of territorial administration. During the first cabinet meeting on Thursday, Minasyan vowed that he would take…

ARF-D, Republican Party Sign ‘Political Cooperation Agreement’

(armenianweekly.com) YEREVAN — The Armenian Revolutionary Federation – Dashanktsutyun (ARF-D) and the Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) signed a “Political Cooperation Agreement” on Feb. 24, at the Armenian presidential palace in Yerevan. High-ranking officials from both parties attended the signing ceremony, including President Serge Sargsyan and ARF-D Bureau Representative Hrant Markarian. The agreement, which was…