ARF Bureau Delegation Meets with Kocharian

Representatives of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Bureau and the Executive Council of Armenia met with Robert Kocharian to congratulate him on his recent election as the President of the Republic of Armenia.

The ARF representatives stressed that the processes of the elections had taken substantial positive steps toward democracy. ARF Bureau Chairman Beno Tontian assured President-elect Kocharian that the ARF will offer its unsparing efforts to the strengthening of the Armenian state.

"This is a united victory–which in addition to being a victory is also a major responsibility," said President-elect Kocharian–thanking the ARF in its active assistance to its presidential campaign. "We definitely have to be victorious–it is a matter of pride for all of us," President-elect Kocharian stated–emphasizing that each Armenian individual will have the opportunity to participate in his homeland’s rebuilding.

All those in attendance deemed important national agreement and unity–as well as an atmosphere of mutual trust–in order to best utilize the nation’s potential for Armenia’s enhancement.

Meanwhile the Catholicosate of theHoly See of Cilicia announced that a delegation comprised of three clegy and three lay officials will be among those attending the Kocharian inauguration Thursday.

The delegation includes archbishops Artak Manoukian Prelate of Tehran–Mesrob Ashjian–Prelate of the Eastern US and Canda and Souren Kataroyan–Prelate of Syria. Catholicosate Central Executive Council members Voskeperan Arzoumanian–Yervand Pamboukian and Dr. Levon Davtian will also attend.


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