YEREVAN–Meetings were held between US ambassador to Armenia Michael Lemmon and senior ARF officials at the Simon Vratsian Center in Yerevan on March 15. The ARF leaders included Executive Council representative Armen Roustamian–head of the ARF faction in Parliament Aghvan Vardanian–Executive Council members Edvard Ghazarian–Gegham Manoukian–and Kiro Manoyan–who is responsible for the Bureau’s Hai Tad and Political office. Accompanying Ambassador Lemmon were assistants Alla Bakoonts and Paul Vickberg.
Perspectives on regional cooperation–the Karabakh peace process–Armenian-Turkish relations–and Genocide recognition were discussed during the meetings. It was agreed to hold similar meetings in the future.