ROME – Armenian Revolutionary Federation representatives Hilda Choboyan and Mario Nalbandian participated in the meetings of the Socialist International Women’s congress and the SI Council– respectively–which convened in Rome on Jan. 20.
The two-day meeting focused on national rights within the ever-changing international political arena.
Nalbandian attended the council meeting–where 1996 Nobel laureate Jose Ramos Jorta addressed the gathering.
"The international political reality has undergone a complete transformation. Tendencies to maintain the status quo have changed. Who would have thought that the great Armenian nation–after centuries of persecution–would regain control of its homeland Armenia?" Jorta said. He made similar remarks in his Peace Prize acceptance speech last December in Oslo–Norway.
Current and former presidents and prime ministers and representatives of various socialist parties attended the SI council meeting.