YEREVAN—The Bureau of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) issued a statement on Wednesday urging Armenians to participate in the Nov. 27 Hayastan All-Armenian Fund Telethon, which will support the construction of the Vardenis-Martakert Highway between Armenia and Artsakh. Below is the statement in full.
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On Nov. 27, 2014, the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund will host its annual televised fundraising campaign which will continue supporting the Vardenis-Martakert Highway construction project.
Azerbaijan’s overtly hostile activities aiming at a resumption of war, especially in recent months, prove once again the importance and urgency of the Telethon for the security and development of Artsakh.
The construction of this highway—significant strategically and in providing an alternative route—will further guarantee the security of the borders of the liberated homeland. [The Highway] will once again prove to our opponents and friends the unwavering determination and united will of the Armenian people in justly resolving the liberation struggle of Artsakh.
The Republic of Mountainous Karabagh—liberated by the blood of our sons and daughters—will prosper through the realization of such projects.
Thus, the ARF Bureau calls on all Armenians to generously contribute to this pan-Armenian fundraising effort and to volunteer their time for the success of the Telethon.
Only through our collective strength and effort will the struggle for Artsakh culminate in victory.
Armenian Revolutionary Federation
November 19, 2014