ARF Calls for Strengthening of Armenia’s Border Regions

YEREVAN–The Bureau of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Monday issued an announcement calling on its rank and file–as well as all Armenia’s to support initiatives to bolster and develop the border regions of Armenia. This announcement comes months before the third Armenia-Diaspora Conference–which will address the development of border regions as its main agenda item.

Below is the translated text of the declaration:

Dear compatriots,

This year all Armenia’s will celebrate the 15th anniversary of their independent statehood. We will celebrate this jubilee–fully aware of its importance and with the determination to reform–build and strengthen our Armenian Homeland.

Independence is the utmost privilege–and it is the duty of each of us to make Armenia a center for justice–democracy and solidarity.

Coinciding with the anniversary of our state is the third Armenia-Diaspora conference in Yerevan from September 18-20. It is yet another opportunity to unite our national potential and to direct it in a consciously organized manner toward the political–economic–spiritual and cultural development of the Homeland–as well as the resolution of pan-national issues and toward overcoming–with dignity– the challenges facing Armenia’s and Armenia in the 21st century.

On the agenda of this conference–there will be a very specific issue–with a strategic goal: to find resources and solutions in order to develop the border regions specifically–to improve and modernize the infrastructure of villages and to help the population resolve its social issues.

On its part–the Bureau of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation calls upon all structures–units–individuals in Armenia and the Diaspora–and first of all its organizational regions and members–to actively participate in the realization of this program and to undertake specific responsibilities.

Through this step–we will prove that we are able to have a strong and sovereign Homeland–that we are able to become an influential presence in the large family of nations.

Let us mark the anniversary of our state through concrete work and responsibility.

Armenian Revolutionary Federation Bureau

July 3–2006
Yerevan

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