ARF Supreme Congress Vows to Strengthen Armenia Organization

YEREVAN (Yerkir)–The 14th Armenian Revolutionary Federation Supreme Congress of Armenia concluded Sunday in Vanadzor with the party emerging with the conviction to strengthen its Armenia organization with new vigor and new blood.

The Congress, which began Friday meticulously examined and discussed the Supreme Council’s activities and approved resolutions for future activities.

On the political front, the Supreme Congress assessed the party’s decision to enter the governing coalition and found the decision to be sound, adding however, that the party’s participation in the coalition is contingent on political reforms, deepening of democratic norms, fighting against corruption and reforms in the socio-economic sphere.

The Congress also reaffirmed the party’s commitment to a just and pro-Armenian resolution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

In discussing the events of March 1 and 2, the Congress urged the ad hoc parliamentary commission to fully investigate the tragic events and make a full disclosure in order to satisfy public expectations.

The Congress also decided that the ARF in Armenia’should also strive for the improvement of the domestic atmosphere and encourage constructive dialogue between political forces.

The Congress once again reinforced and reiterated the ARF’s position that the veracity and fact of the Armenian Genocide should not be called into question, adding that Turkey’s preconditions for normalizing relations between Armenia and Turkey were unacceptable.

At the conclusion of the Congress, a new 15-person Supreme Council of Armenia was elected. At its plenary session, Armen Rustamian was elected chairman.

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