Armenian Political Parties Discuss Situation in Lebanon

YEREVAN (Yerkir)–Representatives of the three major Armenian political parties discussed the current situation in Lebanon–during a March 2 meeting in Beirut.

Representatives of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF)–Social Democrat Hunchagian Party–and Armenian Democratic Liberal (Ramgavar) Party–focused on plans to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Armenian genocide.

They also assessed political developmen’s in the aftermath of the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

In condemning the brutal killing of Hariri–the parties agreed the ‘terrorist’ act was aimed at Lebanon and the Lebanese people–and demanded the details of the appalling crime be completely revealed and responsible parties be brought to justice.

They also expressed the necessity of forming a national unity government–following the recent resignation of Prime Minister Omar Karame.

"Armenian political parties–adhering to the principles of peaceful coexistence and settling issues through dialogue–see it necessary to unite all Lebanese forces. . . The Armenian community of Lebanon will in no way engage in creating a polarized environment…"

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