The Regional meeting of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) bodies of the Americas and Australia took place in Buenos Aires, Nov. 11-12, under the auspices of the ARF-D Bureau.
Members of the ARF-D Bureau, including its representative, as well as members of the ARF-D Supreme Council of Armenia and representatives of various ARF-D regions, were present at the two-day meeting.
After the presentation of the Bureau’s annual report, meeting participants were given the opportunity to assess and evaluate the party’s activities over the past year.
Meeting participants addressed the latest developments of Armenia’s domestic politics and the results of the ARF-D’s participation in Armenia’s government as a coalition partner. The meeting also discussed in detail and assessed social justice, economic, and security reform issues in Armenia. The latest developments regarding the Artsakh conflict and the ARF-D’s potential role in that regard were examined carefully during the meeting, as was the need for the strengthening of the Armenian and Artsakh armed forces and the consolidation of popular support for the military. Special attention was also drawn to the necessity of Armenia’s economic growth as well as to the increasing of the living standards considering both to be prerequisites for the prosperity of the population.
Participants then reported and discussed issues pertaining to the organizational and political activities of the represented ARF-D regions. The current state of Armenia-Diaspora relations, the issue of the sustainable development of diasporan communities and engagement of the youth were addressed.
The centennial celebration of the establishment of the Republic of Armenia was also on the meeting’s agenda, and participants discussed the various events and initiatives planned for 2018 in Armenia and around the world.
Proposals were presented concerning the organizational further enhancement of the party, and common positions on various key issues were adopted by the meeting.
ARF-D Press Office
Buenos Aires, November 12, 2017