ARF Urges Calm and Dialogue After Unrest in Armenia

GLENDALE–The Armenian Revolutionary Federation called for calm and urged dialogue in Armenia after clashes Saturday with police and opposition demonstrators forced President Robert Kocharian to declare a state of emergency.
In an interview with Asbarez and Horizon, ARF Bureau member Dr. Vicken Hovsepian said Armenia can overcome this difficult period through constructive dialogue between political forces.
He also urged Armenia’s around the world to exercise restraint and calm as Armenia weathers this unrest.
“Only through political dialogue and a healthy political discourse can Armenia emerge from the current situation. We urge the political forces to begin this dialogue to ensure public safety and national security,” said Hovsepian.


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