The Defense Minister also referred to Armenia-Russia military cooperation and the official visits paid by him. “I paid my first visit to Russia as a Defense Minister, and despite the existing rumors Russia was and remains our reliable ally”, he said.
Arms sales can only aggravate the conflict – Artsakh’s FM comments on Russian arms sales to Azerbaijan
Arms sales in a conflict zone can only aggravate the conflict and escalate the situation, Foreign Minister of Artsakh Karen Mirzoyan said during the topical discussion “Foreign policy agenda” in the sidelines of the 6th Armenia-Diaspora conference, answering a question about the Russian arms sales to Azerbaijan.
“The next Armenia-Diaspora Forum will come as a pan-Armenian discussion of the “4 million Armenia” program and the real start of its implementation. This is what we should agree upon here and right now”, President Sargsyan said.
States are competing with each other for attracting investments, and it is possible to bring much more European investments to Armenia only through very active participation and policy, Ambassador Piotr Świtalski – Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, told reporters.
Requests for 6 thousand people from 15 thousand were granted. Sanctions for another 22 thousand people, whose violations were very insignificant and who were hesitating to leave the country, were abolished.
The Armenian Armed Forces today are in a state of combat readiness and are able to fulfill their military tasks, defense minister Vigen Sargsyan said during the Q&A session in the Parliament in response to the question of Yelk faction head Nikol Pashinyan.
He added that the path taken by the government at the moment is sufficient to some extent. At the same time he stated that they are dissatisfied with the implementation process of several programs and would like to have better results.
Russia and Armenia are friends, and this friendship must be whole-heartedly, rather than against anybody, Russia’s Ambassador to Armenia Ivan Volynkin said asked whether the Armenian-Chinese military-technical cooperation can affect the Armenian-Russian allied relations.
Over the years we have assisted a number of programs for different groups to meet and jointly discuss the paths to reach lasting peace. We have concentrated on another equally important direction – inter-state debate in Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh on peace preparation.
Opposition’s proposal on withdrawing Armenia from EEU doesn’t comply with foreign policy and economic interests, Ashotyan says
The opposition Yelk bloc’s suggestion on Armenia leaving the Eurasian Economic Union doesn’t comply with the country’s foreign policy and foreign economic interests, chairman of the foreign relations committee of the Armenian parliament Armen Ashotyan said.
The EU-Armenia agreement will open a new chapter in bilateral relations, EU Ambassador to Armenia H.E. Piotr Switalski told a press conference on the sidelines of the Assistance Initiative for Organic Agriculture program in Yerevan.
The Tsarukyan faction of the Parliament will express its opinion over the candidate of Prime Minister of 2018 only when the ruling Republican Party will present its candidate, head of the faction Gagik Tsarukyan told reporters in the Parliament.
“Manchester United is older than Azerbaijan”, Vice Speaker Sharmazanov responds to Aliyev’s “historic territory” statement
Commenting on Aliyev’s statement that Armenians are destroying Islamic monuments, Sharmazanov reminded that the Blue Mosque is operating in downtown Yerevan, which is a symbol of Yerevan.
The authorities of the Republic of Artsakh have expressed their readiness to assist in conducting the monitoring and to ensure the security of the OSCE Mission members.
The Armenian government is optimizing the payment procedure of military pensions. The government adopted the relevant decision during today’s Cabinet meeting.
Prime Minister of Armenia Karen Karapetyan tasked relevant authorities regarding the time periods for VAT returns for viticulture and winemaking exporters.
Responsible people are working diligently for the signing of the EU-Armenia new agreement to become reality during the upcoming Eastern Partnership Summit in November, EU’s Ambassador to Armenia H.E. Piotr Switalski told a press conference.
“What’s happening in Europe is nothing else than court trial against Azerbaijan” – deputy FM Kocharyan
The scandal around the Azerbaijani delegation in PACE, the criminal proceedings, as well as the Azerbaijani bribery facts of European lawmakers was a slap for Europe, Armenia’s deputy foreign minister Shavarsh Kocharyan told reporters September 6.
In 2018, the candidate for the PM’s office will be chosen by the Republican Party – led by Serzh Sargsyan, chairman of the Parliament’s foreign relations committee Armen Ashotyan told reporters September 2.
As we could see, racists that marched in Virginia, most of them, were carrying guns. Violence is another inherent element of the far-right extremists: the Nazi and the Ku Klux Klan ideology cannot be understood without consideration to the violence proposals typical of their world vision.
The tank crewmen of the Armenian Armed Forces participated in the 2nd race of the semi-final of the Tank Biathlon 2017 which is being held within the frames of the International Army Games in Russia.
Armenian Armed Forces didn’t open fire from any weapon along Armenian-Azerbaijani border – Defense Ministry
Armenia’s Defense Ministry calls on the Azerbaijani military-political leadership to refrain from new adventurisms, as well as warns that in case of any provocation the Armenian side will take tough countermeasures.
Anti-Armenian sentiment has deep roots in Azerbaijan, and the Azerbaijani side doesn’t miss any chance to deepen the hatred even more, Armenia’s Ombudsman Arman Tatoyan told a press conference on July 25.
We are beginning the process today. From the very beginning I viewed Greece as my second or third homeland, this is a very beautiful and civilized country. I would be very happy to spend the new phase of my life here.
The Minsk Group Co-Chairs have no doubt, they clearly know which side is the aggressor and escalator, and ceasefire violator, Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan said during an interview with Armenia TV, commenting on observations what the Minsk Group and/or the international community are putting the equal sign. The president doesn’t share this view.
The president also commented on the figures which were promised by the previous governments, which performed partially. He commented about the opinions that during the parliamentary elections the ruling party didn’t perform its promises fully, and neither has the president during the presidential election – namely regarding the minimum wage, economic growth figures.
“When you say revise, than with whom do you want, in order to revise and improve? With Turkey? Or is everyone waiting with their arms open in NATO? Or should be simply become enemies with everybody, or tell everyone – you are helping Azerbaijan: and it’s just us against the world”, he said.
Perpetrators of such condemnable provocations by Baku regime should bear responsibility – Armen Ashotyan’s open letter to European structures
The masterminds and perpetrators of such condemnable provocations by the Baku regime should bear responsibility.
It’s impossible to reach any agreement or make decision without participation of Artsakh side, says Armenian FM
“One day all these documents will be released and you will see that it is mentioned in all of them that the representatives of Nagorno Karabakh must take part in the development of peace agreement and negotiations. This has been agreed by the three Co-Chairing countries. It is impossible to reach any agreement or make a decision without the Artsakh side”, Nalbandian said.
The issue of visa regime liberalization of Armenia with the European Union is on the agenda, Ambassador Piotr Świtalski, head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, said at meeting with reporters on June 20, which was also attended by Ambassadors of Italy and Bulgaria to Armenia.
Armenia never terrorizes passenger airplanes, in contrast to Azerbaijan – Artsakh President’s spokesperson comments on alleged airspace violation by Istanbul-Baku plane
To the remark that Azerbaijan calls on the airlines of other countries to bypass the airspace of Artsakh for security reasons, Davit Babayan stressed that those are false and fabricated calls.”If a Turkish airplane really flew over the airspace of Artsakh, this documents that the mentioned calls are false. They are used to saying something, but doing something else. If it’s dangerous to fly over Artsakh, why do they fly over Artsakh themselves?” Artsakh President’s spokesperson said.
President Serzh Sargsyan attended today the solemn ceremony of inauguration of newly elected Mayor of Yerevan Taron Margaryan, which was held during the special meeting of the Council of Elders of Yerevan. The President congratulated Taron Margaryan and the members of the newly elected Council of Elders on assuming responsibility for the governance of the capital city.
“I consider Armenia may be accessed visa free regime, however, not in near future. Yerevan should prove that it’s capable of modernizing the country, creating firm ground for democracy, human rights and rule of law, approach governance system structure to the EU criteria.”
According to him the inflow of foreign direct investments is positive and AMD 19.7 billion direct investments were recorded in the first quarter of 2017. According to the Minister numerous investments and reinvestments were made by local investors as well.
Children aren’t the reason of problems. Children are resources given to us to solve them. Children aren’t expenditures. Children are investment tended to future.
Moreover, no serious ceasefire violation cases have been recorded today, while the dissemination of such information is addressed to solely Azerbaijani audience. The Defense Army of Artsakh continues to keep full control of the front line and has suffered no casualties.
Promises given in the action plan of the government, then in RPA pre-election program, as formerly stated, mostly didn’t contain target. Only several promises contained concreteness among which was reaching export volume to 40-45% of GDP.
“I consider it’s difficult to do anything here. I wouldn’t overestimate the statement by OSCE MG on Azerbaijani activities, as months ago a statement was addressed to Armenia, when they called on the sides to solve the issue of returning bodies of Azerbaijanis.”
Armenia has always supported meeting with Azerbaijan on the level of both Foreign Ministers and presidents, and if the situation matures, works will be carried out to organize and it’ll be possible to launch a meeting. Armenian FM Edward Nalbandian told at the joint press conference with Lamberto Zannier, OSCE Secretary General.