YEREVAN — Representatives from different parts of the world convened in Yerevan on April 19 to 21 for the second Armenian Democratic Liberal Party (ADL) Reconstruction and Unity convocation. The opening session took place on April 19 in the Tekeyan Center with 50 such representatives, as well as the leaders of the ADL of the Republic of Armenia and the Democratic Liberal organization of Artsakh.
The coordinator of the Reconstruction and Unity committee, Vartan Nazerian, conducted the official opening of the convocation. He presented the work conducted by the committee since the first convocation last November.
Deputy Minister of the Diaspora of the Republic of Armenia Vahagn Melikian introduced Minister of the Diaspora Hranoush Hakobyan, who praised the decades of patriotic work of the ADL in the diaspora which continue today, and in particular noted its work to strengthen ties between the diaspora and the homeland. She wished the party success in achieving full unity.
ADL leaders Edmond Azadian (USA), Hagop Avedikian (Armenia) and Ardavazt Melkissetian (Lebanon) spoke about the responsibility of the ADL in forthcoming years in Armenia and abroad.
Hagop Vartivarian spoke about the role of the ADL press in preserving Armenian identity and pride in disparate communities throughout the world, as well as their faithful link to the Mother See of Echmiadzin. Bartugh Galstian, representative of the Democratic Liberal Party of Artsakh, spoke about the current critical situation facing the homeland.
The convocation elected its executive with Vartan Nazerian and Yervant Azadian as co-chairmen, and Dr. Hratch Kouyoumjian, Ardavazt Melkissetian and Baydzig Kalaydjian as secretaries.