President’s Message to the ARF World Congress

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–President Serzh Sarkisian conveyed his message to the Armenian Revolutionary Federation World Congress through his adviser Manuk Topusyan.
Below are excerpts from that message:
I greet the delegates and the guests of the World Congress of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation.
The ARF has traditionally had its unique role in the political life of both the homeland and the Diaspora as a political force whose history is closely interrelated with contemporary Armenian history, our peoples’ struggle for liberation, recognition of historical justice, preservation of the Armenian national identity and the process of modern-day heroic liberation struggles.
Being one of our traditional parties, the ARF managed to reestablish itself in the homeland, raising the culture of political struggle to a new qualitative level. As a party represented in the Parliament, today it is part of the coalition, bringing its important contribution to the stability and development of our country.
Today our country faces two major problems, the solutions for which require the unification of efforts of the entire Armenian nation, and every individual and organization concerned with the fate of the homeland has a role in overcoming these challenges. We must modernize the political arena and economy, restore public trust, regain the international image of the country, provide a better impetus to Armenia-Diaspora ties and reach a peaceful a resolution to the Karabakh issue.
These problems are resolvable and require collective hard work, clarity of views and purposes.
I hope that together with our reliable partner–the Armenian Revolutionary Federation–we will build a more democratic, strong and resolute state.


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