BUENOS AIRES (Armenia)—The regional bodies of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation of North and South America and Australia held a conference at the invitation of the ARF Bureau beginning on Friday to discuss the challenges posed by the Armenia-Turkey protocols and other organizational issues.
Representatives of the Central Committees of South America (Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil) Eastern US, Western US, Canada and Australia heard detailed reports on recent political situation, especially domestic and foreign developments surrounding Armenia-Turkey relations.
The participants extensively discussed the dangers inherent in the Armenia-Turkey protocols and efforts to halt the approval of the documents. The representatives also evaluated those efforts and were briefed on the next phase of this effort.
Underscoring the importance of halting the approval of the protocols, which have severe consequences and threats for Armenia and Karabakh and only benefit Turkey’s regional interests, the participants of the conference emphasized the imperative to strengthen their activities and made corresponding suggestions.
The conference also emphasized the importance of elevating the activities of Hai Tahd offices to expedite efforts for the recognition of the Armenian Genocide and countering anti-Armenian activities undertaken by the Turkish government through Turkish organizations in various communities.
The recent “Roadmap to Regime Change” proposed by the ARF Supreme Council of Armenia was also discussed and the conference participants unequivocally endorsed the plan.
The conference affirmed the need for national unity to strengthen Armenia’s statehood, as well as the ARF’s unwavering position to stop any effort to create schism within the Armenian nation.
The regional representatives also briefed the conference about the activities of ARF youth organizations, Hai Tahd office and organizational life and pledged to strengthen intraregional cooperation.