GLENDALEThe Armenian Revolutionary Federation Western Region Central Committee dispatched a congratulatory note to newly appointed Armenian Prime Minister Robert Kocharian. The translated text of the announcement is presented below:
Honorable Prime Minister Robert Kocharian:
The Armenian Revolutionary Federation Western USA Central Committee warmly congratulates your appointment to the important position of prime minister of the Republic of Armenia. For the entire Armenian nation–your appointment instills hope of emerging from the current clamor of political– economic and social crises.
We are confident that your years of experience as Karabakh’s leading political figure and most recently as the president of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic will be a great asset to your premiership. This experience and the pan-national respect which you enjoy today–will only benefit the strengthening of Armenian-Diaspora and Armenia-Karabakh relations.
In the recent past–our Central Committee has had the opportunity to personally work with you–especially through "Artsakh Fund" fundraising activities finding that you epitomize dedication for the nation and Karabakh’s just cause–without sparing any efforts to bring together all Armenian groups for the Karabakh liberation struggle.
We are confident that your open door policy of cooperation and inclusion for all–which you adopted in the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic–will be carried out in Armenia with equal dedication and commitment during your tenure as prime minister. We are confident that you will create the climate to bring together all major forces and resources–some of whichfor unknown reasonsare being forced into marginal activity and existence.
Let your premiership become a new and true step toward the strengthening of Armenia’s statehood.
Armenian Revolutionary Federation
Western USA Central Committee