June 2017

Azerbaijani forces fire artillery weapons at Artsakh line of contact

Azerbaijani forces fire artillery weapons at Artsakh line of contact

On October 22 the Azerbaijani forces, violating the recent agreement reached between the Armenian and Azerbaijani Presidents in Geneva by the mediation of the OSCE Minsk Group, fired artillery weapons at the north-eastern direction (Martakert-Mataghis) of the Artsakh-Azerbaijan line of contact, as well as fired 5 shells and SPIKE anti-tank guided missile at the Armenian positions, the defense ministry of the Artsakh Republic reported.

President Sargsyan convenes consultation on 2018 major events

President Sargsyan convenes consultation on 2018 major events

President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan on October 21 convened a consultation aimed at discussing the process of preparation works of three major events to be held in Armenia in 2018 – the Francophonie summit, 100th anniversary of the Republic of Armenia and May heroic battles, as well as the 2800th anniversary of Yerevan.

Two soldiers die in Artsakh

Two soldiers die in Artsakh

On October 20, according to preliminary reports, Defense Army soldiers Aram S. Khachatryan (born in 1998) and Hrach A. Avetisyan (born in 1997) received fatal gunshot wounds as a result of violating the rules of arms use.

Azerbaijan is not ready to constructive talks on NK conflict settlement – senior lawmaker

Azerbaijan is not ready to constructive talks on NK conflict settlement – senior lawmaker

By violating the ceasefire regime on Karabakh-Azerbaijan contact line Azerbaijan shows that it’s not ready to constructive negotiation for the peaceful settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict, RPA spokesperson, Vice President of the National Assembly of Armenia Eduard Sharmazanov said after the Executive Body meeting of the party, commenting on the ceasefire violation by Azerbaijan on October 19, as a result of which one serviceman was killed.

“Sargsyan-Aliyev meeting took place in constructive atmosphere” – Joint Statement of OSCE MG Co-Chairs and FMs

“Sargsyan-Aliyev meeting took place in constructive atmosphere” – Joint Statement of OSCE MG Co-Chairs and FMs

Foreign Ministers Edward Nalbandian and Elmar Mammadyarov also attended the meeting, which was organized under the auspices of the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group (Igor Popov of the Russian Federation, Stephane Visconti of France, and Andrew Schofer of the United States of America). The Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk also participated in the summit.

Armenian, Azerbaijani Presidents hold private meeting in Geneva

Armenian, Azerbaijani Presidents hold private meeting in Geneva

The private meeting of Armenian and Azerbaijani Presidents Serzh Sargsyan and Ilham Aliyev is being held following their meeting in the residence of the Swiss permanent representative in the UN Office and other international organizations in Geneva with the participation of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs.

Armenian President arrives in Geneva

Armenian President arrives in Geneva

President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan arrived in Geneva where he will meet with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev by the initiative of the OSCE Minsk Group, Armenian President’s spokesperson Vladimir Hakobyan said.

Azerbaijan appears under pressure of OSCE Minsk Group and international community – deputy FM Kocharyan

Azerbaijan appears under pressure of OSCE Minsk Group and international community – deputy FM Kocharyan

“It is no coincidence that the Co-Chairing countries clearly talk about strengthening the ceasefire regime, installing cameras, Azerbaijan’s implementation of commitments, installing investigative mechanism and etc. Azerbaijan will gradually appear under the international pressure in all spheres, be it in the Nagorno Karabakh negotiation process and in perverting the European structures”, he said.

Armenian President presents steps necessary for economic growth in EEU

Armenian President presents steps necessary for economic growth in EEU

In conclusion, I wish to inform you that yesterday the Constitutional Court of Armenia considered the Agreement on EAEU Customs Code, and the document will soon be sent to Parliament for ratification. We are hopeful that in the future as well all issues will be dealt with in a constructive manner in our countries to the benefit of our peoples and for the prosperity of our countries.

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