A Joint ARF Socialist Party of France statement

On the eve of the June 13–2004 European Parliament elections–the executive body of the French Socialist Party–the Central Committee of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Western Europe–and members of the Socialist International–reaffirm their deep connection with European democratic values and socialist character. During a June 3 meeting–ARF Bureau representative Hrant Margarian congratulated France’s Socialist Party first secretary Franois Hollande for his party’s firm stance on Turkey’s entry into the European Union. A joint ARF–Socialist Party of France statement calling for Turkey’s recognition of the Armenian Genocide was signed by ARF Western Europe Central Committee representative Mourad Papazian and Hollande at a joint press conference.

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