YEREVAN — On November 21, Edmond Azadian, co-chairman of the Armenian Democratic Liberal party (ADL) District Committee of US and Canada met in Yerevan with the Board of Directors of ADL Armenia.
ADL Armenia was established in 1991 through the efforts of ADL District Committee of US and Canada, which also helped found Azg newspaper, the most respected newspaper in Armenia.
The ADL Armenia had tumultuous years starting 1995, instigated by then-president Levon Ter-Petrosian. Party Chairman Rouben Mirzakhanian was replaced by Haroutiun Arakelian. During his tenure, Arakelian sold all the real estate of the party, including the headquarters in Yerevan and four district offices, all of which were donated by members of ADL District Committee of US and Canada. He was charged with embezzlement and is now a fugitive in Sweden.
Azadian informed ADL Armenia representatives that an ADL worldwide general meeting is planned to take place soon with the participation of two thirds of the chapters in New York to discuss the party platform.
During the meeting, the two sides agreed that they will support the re-election of President Serge Sargisian to a second term, during the presidential elections on February 17, 2013.