ARF LEADERS MEET WITH STATE DEPT. OFFICIAL
By Asbarez Staff

ARF Press Office
Nov 30th, 2009
Yerevan

YEREVAN (ARF Press Office)-Director of the State Department's Office
of Caucasus Affairs and Regional Conflicts, Ethan A. Goldrich,
visited the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Kristapor Mikaelian
Center Monday and met with a high-ranking party delegation.

ARF Supreme Council of Armenia chairman Armen Rustamian, ARF Bureau
member Aghvan Vartanian and ARF Political Director Giro Manoyan met
with Goldrich to discuss issues of concern to the party.

Rustamian and Aghvanian told the visiting State Department official
of the party's position on the Armenia-Turkey protocols and the
Karabakh conflict resolution process, emphasizing that rapprochement
between Turkey and Armenia must proceed without Turkey's push for
preconditions.

On the Karabakh front, the ARF leaders urged the US and the
international community to end the silence against Azeri military
threats.

The ARF delegation also presented the party's position on Armenia's
socio-economic situation and efforts to strengthen democracy in
the country.