ARF Bureau Meets with President Sarkisian

WASHINGTON—On the sidelines of President Obama’s international nuclear summit, Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian met with a delegation of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Bureau on Monday evening.

ARF Bureau members Dr. Viken Hovsepian, Hagop Der-Khachadourian and Haig Oshagan, accompanied by ARF Eastern US Central Committee chairman Antranig Kasbarian met with Sarkisian.

During the meeting the two sides discussed Armenia-Diaspora relations, Armenia’s foreign policy, specifically Armenia-Turkey relations and the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process, Diaspora efforts on behalf of Armenia and Karabakh, as well as efforts to garner international recognition of the Armenian Genocide.

Earlier Monday, after a commemoration event at President Woodrow Wilson’s tomb, where Sarkisian laid a wreath and later made a statement, in an interview with the Armenian Weekly, the Bureau’s Hovsepian urged Sarkisian to rescind Armenia’s signature from the protocols.

During the face-to-face meeting with Sarkisian, the Bureau said that the party’s concerns completely would dissipate if Sarkisian rescinded Armenia’s signature from the documents.


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