The Armenian Revolutionary Federation Bureau and Western U.S. Central Committee on Tuesday hosted the Secretary General of Armenia’s Foreign Ministry, Ambassador Vahagn Melikian, who was visiting Los Angeles as part of the 25th anniversary celebration of Armenia’s Consulate General to Los Angeles.
The meeting was an opportunity to discuss issues pertaining Armenia’s foreign policy priorities, the latest developments in the Karabakh conflict resolution process and regional security concerns.
Melikian, who was accompanied by Armenia’s Consul General to Los Angeles, Dr. Armen Baibourtian, said that the ARF has always played and will continue to have a critical role Armenia’s every-day life. He said that the work the ARF does to advance Armenia’s interests around the world was critical to advancement of Armenia’s standing in the international community.
He also praised the efforts of Armenian advocacy organizations and the impact it has on advancing Armenia’s foreign policy initiatives, singling out the work of the Armenian National Committee of America and its regional offices in engaging American public officials to further relations between Armenia and the United States.
The ARF Central Committee members, who were joined by ARF Buream members Dr. Viken Yacoubian and Aram Kaloustian, welcomed Melikian and emphasized that party has and will continue to fight for the strengthening of Armenia’s statehood and ensuring the growth and prosperity of Artsakh. The ARF’s keen focus of advancing the right to self-determination of the people of Artsakh, as well as its insistence for just resolution to the Karabakh conflict were underscored by the party leaders.
The ARF leader reiterated the party’s commitment to advancing the aspirations of the Armenian state, ensuring stability and security for the Armenian and Artsakh republics and enhancing Diaspora-Armenia relations.