ARF Leaders Meet French Ambassador Darbinian

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–In all democratic countries in the world–parliamen’s are formed by votes cast for parties–and Armenia’s integration in the European family should also be inaugurated by stipulating this fundamental provision–Armenian Revolutionary Federation representatives told the French Ambassador to Armenia Michel Legras during a recent meeting.

The ARF delegation was led by vice-chairman of the ARF Executive Council of Armenia–Armen Rustamian–and included council members Edward Ghazarian and Gegham Manoukian.

During the meeting the sides held a detailed discussion of the current political situation in Armenia–in particular–the Election Code.

The ARF representatives confirmed their position regarding the composition of the future parliament–wherein deputies elected by the proportional representation system should be in the majority.

The ARF representatives also pointed out the importance of improving the social and political situation in Armenia. In this aspect the creation of jobs and restoration of industry are of paramount importance.

"The ARF is ready to protect workers’ rights by all possible means–especially in cases when workers were deprived of the right to own property," the ARF representatives pointed out.

The sides also addressed the Karabakh conflict resolution.

The ARF officials stressed that Armenia’s proposal that the negotiations should be resumed without any preliminary conditions is aimed at breaking the current deadlock in the negotiations.

The ARF Executive Council of Armenia in cooperation with the French "Jean Jauress" Fund was planning to hold a political conference in Yerevan in October-November.

The "Jean Jauress" Fund is run by the ruling Socialist Party of France.

Meeting with ARF officials–French Ambassador to Armenia Michel Legras reportedly expressed willingness to help the ARF Executive Council of Armenia’steer the conference.

An ARF Executive Council delegation also met with Prime Minister Armen Darbinian and mainly discussed Armenia’s socio-economic situation and ways to emerge from that crisis.

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