Armenian Party Representatives Meet with Lebanese President, Premier

BEIRUT (Aztag Daily)–Representatives of the three political parties–Armenian Democratic League (Ramkavar Party), the Social Democratic Hunchakian Party and the Armenian Revolutionary Federation–met Tuesday morning with Lebanese President Gen. Emile Lahoud and Prime Minister Fouad Siniora separately to voice the Armenian community’s collective opposition to the Turkey’s participation in the international peace keeping effort in Lebanon. ARF’s Hovig Mkhitarian, ADL’s Eddy Bahadarian and the Hunchakian party’s Matsak Poladian impressed upon the Lebanese leadership that any political or military involvement by Turkey would greatly hinder peace efforts in the country. The leaders also discussed domestic developmen’s in Lebanon with the president and the prime minister. The leadership was also given the joint announcement issued by the political parties outlined Turkey’s destabilizing role in the region and its past historic crimes. The political party representatives also held separate meetings with Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri


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