YEREVAN—Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) delegates, leaders, and observers came to Yerevan from around the world on Jan. 16-24 for the 32nd ARF World Congress, the party’s highest decision-making assembly.
The Congress examined the activities of the ARF in the past cycle, and outlined priorities—political and strategic—for the upcoming term. The Congress discussed Armenia’s domestic state of affairs, foreign policy, and matters of national importance.
The Congress also elected its leadership for the next four years. The new ARF Bureau members are:
Vigen Baghoumian (Iran)
Viken Yacoubian (U.S.)
Hagop Khacherian (Lebanon)
Hrant Markarian (Armenia)
Giro Manoyan (Armenia)
Khatchig Mouradian (U.S.)
Beniamin Bouchakjian (Lebanon)
Hagop DerKhatchadourian (Canada)
Armen Rustamyan (Armenia)
Spartak Seyranyan (Armenia)
Mourad Papazian (France)
At its first plenary session, the ARF Bureau had elected Hrant Markarian as its chairman, and Armen Rustamyan as its representative of political affairs.