Lemmon Visits ARF Bureau Headquarters

YEREVAN (ARF Press Service)–US Ambassador to Armenia–Michael Lemmon–visited the headquarters of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Tuesday–and held a meeting with ARF Bureau members Vahan Hovanessian and Mario Nalbandian.

The meeting–which was called at the ambassador’s request and lasted more than 90 minutes–focused on the recent establishment of the so-called Turkish-Armenian Reconciliation Commission–an effort supported by the US State Department.

During the meeting–the ARF leaders conveyed the party’s positions–concerns and apprehensions regarding the commission’s mission and the manner in which it has undertaken its activities.

The two sides also discussed Armenia-Turkey and Armenia-Azerbaijan relations.

Accompanying Lemmon to the ARF Bureau headquarters were deputy ambassador Patricia Muller–the embassy’s public information officer John Balian and the embassy’s political adviser Paul Vickberg.


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