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.
The practice of selling large-scale weapons to Azerbaijan is not right: it doesn’t contribute to strengthening Russia’s role in the South Caucasus, Andrey Areshev – expert at the Centre for the Central Asia and Caucasus Studies, Institute of Oriental Studies of Russian Academy of Sciences, told a press conference.
Photos of Mercedes car on the streets of Baku appeared in Azerbaijani media behind which a magnet of Armenian flag is attached, the Azerbaijani media report.
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.
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“We believe that the restoration of full-fledged talks with the direct participation of the Republic of Artsakh at all the stages should be another step on the way of achieving real progress in the settlement process of the Azerbaijani-Karabakh conflict”, reads the statement.
The opportunities to move forward the negotiation process over the settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict were discussed. As a result of negotiations the Presidents agreed to take measures to intensify the negotiation process and take additional steps to reduce tension in the line of contact.
“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.
“The talks are over, Aliyev left the residence of the Swiss permanent representative to the UN Office and other international organizations in Geneva”, Hakobyan said.
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.
The meeting will be followed by a private meeting of Presidents Serzh Sargsyan and Ilham Aliyev.
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.
“We will continue to show principled stance on restoration of complete format of negotiation process. The fate of Artsakh cannot be determined without its direct participation in all rounds of the negotiation process. And here we together with Armenia will continue to take respective steps”, Bako Sahakyan said.
On the initiative of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair countries, on October 16 a meeting will be held between Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan in Geneva, Switzerland.
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.
There is no clarity about the date of the meeting of the Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents. If the date is specified, it will be announced, deputy FM Shavarsh Kocharyan told reporters after today’s Cabinet meeting.
There is no positive trend in the negotiation process over the Nagorno Karabakh conflict which would allow to talk about progress, deputy foreign minister of Armenia Shavarsh Kocharyan told reporters after the Cabinet meeting.
Main goal is to maintain balance – CSTO Chief of Joint Staff comments on Russia’s arms sales to Azerbaijan
Anatoly Sidorov said Azerbaijan would seek another supplier of weapons if a CSTO member state doesn’t sell weapons to it.
Armenian PM Karen Karapetyan will depart on a two-day visit to Iran on October 9 at the invitation of first vice president of Iran Eshaq Jahangiri.
Armenia’s foreign minister Edward Nalbandian held a meeting October 7 with Artsakh’s foreign minister Masis Mayilyan.
An Istanbul Court has released several suspects in the Hrant Dink murder case.
Earlier on October 6 Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan held a meeting with the Co-Chairs in Yerevan.
The ANCA reported that Secretary Tillerson expressed his support in response to Congressional inquiries from Representatives Brad Sherman (D-CA) and David Cicilline (D-RI). His written responses were made public this week.
OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs Igor Popov (Russia), Stephane Visconti (France) and Andrew Schofer (USA) will visit the region this week, Azerbaijani foreign minister Elmar Mammadyarov said during a joint press conference with his Ukrainian counterpart, APA reports.
Chief of the General Staff of Turkey’s Armed Forces Hulusi Akar departed for Iran, Anadolu reports.
He said the EU has misunderstood the patience showed by them since 1959. “I want to openly state the following: we will not be the side which quits the process. We don’t need the EU membership any more”, he said.
“We are able to ensure our security for 25 years regardless of the fact that Azerbaijan is a military threat to us and has oil dollars. The Armenian side can ensure its security with all methods, starting from military and non-military channels”, he said, adding that two countries – Azerbaijan and Turkey, are military threats to Armenia.
The statement says Paylan participated in the 6th Armenia-Diaspora Forum titled ‘Mutual trust, unity and responsibility’ in Armenia.
According to latest data, over 3,3 million people took part in the referendum – a turnout of 71,16%.
She visited Baku together with chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on foreign affairs Armen Ashotyan to take part in the session of the Euronest PA from September 21 to 23.
“Trump’s fake empathy for Iranians rings ever more hollow, with his new and even more offensive travel ban against such outstanding citizens”, the Iranian FM said on Twitter.
The Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk was also present at the meeting.
Mayor of Istanbul Kadir Topbas, who is a member of the ruling Justice and Development Party, announced his resignation, Diken reports. He has been Mayor of Istanbul since 2004. His son-in-law has been arrested within the frames of investigation against …
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Ashotyan also commented on the attempts of certain Azerbaijani speakers to turn the platform of conference on women health and social issues into an anti-Armenian propaganda, adding that the Armenian delegation arrived in Baku to discuss the main topics of the conference, rather than the Nagorno Karabakh conflict.
Deputy minister of energy of Iran Ali Reza Daemi recently told the press that the Armenian PM is planning to visit Iran, emphasizing that the Armenian-Iranian relations are “ example of friendship among followers of divine religions”.
“Armenia is preparing to sign a new agreement with the European Union. In addition, we’ve arrived here to not allow propaganda and anti-Armenian rhetoric during an event in which European lawmakers are also participating. Unfortunately, such rhetoric was allowed in certain speeches. However, it must be taken into consideration that we didn’t come here to discuss the Nagorno Karabakh conflict”, he said.
Garo Paylan arrived in Armenia on September 17 to take part in the 6th Armenia-Diaspora pan-Armenian forum.
In their turn the Congress delegation members presented the results of their visit to Artsakh and expressed readiness to continue making efforts aimed at developing the Armenian-American inter-state ties and peacefully and fairly settling the Nagorno Karabakh conflict.
The Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA), said the purpose of the visit is to participate in an upcoming event of the agency on September 26.