Announcement by 3 Political Parties on President Sarksian’s Visit to Los Angeles

We find the visit by Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian to important Diaspora communities to consult on the already agreed upon protocols on the establishment and development of relations between Armenia and Turkey to be late and moot.

It is unfortunate that because of his foreign policy and defeatists approaches to our national issues, the president wasted a great opportunity to elevate Armenia-Diaspora cooperation and strengthen our national unity.

The president’s plan could have been welcomed if it were prior to already approving the aforementioned protocols, which are fateful and important for our nation, and not after having already made a decision. This completely changes the nature of the visit, making it a publicity stunt, which is severely insulting to all Armenians.

Nevertheless, in the name of our martyrs and our history we are obligated to accept an invitation for a consultative meeting between the president and community organizations, which will take place prior to a gala. We will utilize this opportunity to directly convey to the president the basis for our unequivocal opposition to the protocols.

We cannot hide the fact that we have been insulted as a result of the president’s incomprehensible haste to sign these harmful documents, and on the eve of a sad chapter in our people’s history, we cannot take part in any gala honoring the president. This event will only bolster the disregard to our history, the memory of our martyrs, our national dignity and collective convictions and will diminish our national struggle.

Thus, we announced that we will not be able to accept the invitation to a gala banquet in Los Angeles.

Social Democratic Hunchakian Party US Executive Board
Armenian Revolutionary Federation Western US Central Committee
Armenian Democratic Liberal Organization (Ramkavar party) US Regional Executive


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  1. Aram Suren Hamparian said:

    On October 3rd in NYC and October 4th in LA, Armenian Americans will have a choice: To stand proud and strong for Hai Tahd, the sacred cause of our ancient nation, or to cross the protest line to raise a toast to Serj Sarkisyan as he prepares to give away, with a stroke of his pen, the Armenian rights, dignity, and security that generations of men and women have fought and died to defend.

  2. Mihran Keheyian said:

    There is only one way to stop these treacherous protocols written by USA in order for Serzh to do the dirty work. He must be removed one way on another as he is a traitor to our nation, we will never accept them.
    As for his visit to the diaspora he must be told clearly where he stands if he ever signs them.

    Mihran Keheyian