Armenian, Czech FMs exchange views on EU Monitoring Mission
On November 30, in Łódź, within the framework of OSCE Ministerial Council, the Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan met with the Foreign Minister of Czech Republic Jan Lipavský. During the meeting, the interlocutors discussed issues related to the development...
Armenian opposition MP steps down
Hripsime Stambulyan has stepped down as an MP of the largest opposition Hayastan faction in the Armenian parliament. Stambulyan thanked former President Robert Kocharyan, the leader of the Hayastan alliance, and her fellow MPs for joint work, wishing them success...
Armenian politician reacts to EU envoy’s Istanbul Convention remark
Armenian politician Armen Ashotyan, deputy chair of the opposition Republican Party of Armenia (RPA), has reacted to the statement of Ambassador Andrea Wiktorin, head of the European Union’s delegation to Armenia, regarding the Istanbul Convention. At a conference in Yerevan...
Azerbaijan doesn’t genuinely share Armenia’s peace agenda, MP tells OSCE
MP Eduard Aghajanyan, the head of Armenia’s parliamentary delegation to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), addressed the autumn meeting of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly on Friday. In his speech, the deputy called attention to the Azerbaijani...
Artsakh president hosts Prosperous Armenia Party delegation
President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan on Saturday received in Stepanakert the official delegation of the Prosperous Armenia Party. He highly appreciated the periodic visits of the representatives of the political power to Artsakh and the meaningful discussions unfolded...
Political analyst: Signing of so-called Armenian-Azeri ‘peace deal’ slowing down
The process aimed at the normalization of Armenian-Azerbaijani relations and the signing of a so-called “peace treaty” between the countries has slowed down significantly, political analyst Hrant Melik-Shahnazaryan says. “The process may even be going backwards. The reasons are not...
Opposition MP: Artsakh army disbandment ‘unacceptable’
MP Tigran Abrahamyan of the opposition Pativ Unem bloc has strongly deplored the statements of the Armenian and Artsakh leadership on the possible disbandment of the Artsakh armed forces. "The issue of disbanding the Artsakh Defense Army has again been...
Erdogan again links Armenia-Turkey normalization to Azerbaijan
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has again linked the normalization of Turkish-Armenian relations to Azerbaijan. "Our last meeting with the Armenian leadership was held in Prague. We openly told them: if you channel your relations with Azerbaijan in a positive way, relations...
Army chiefs of CSTO countries to discuss defense cooperation
The chiefs of the general staff of the armed forces of Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) member states will hold a video conference on November 10 to discuss defense cooperation, CSTO Joint Staff Spokesman Vladislav Shchegrikoviсh told TASS on Tuesday. "The...
CSTO official: Risk of new escalation between Armenia and Azerbaijan remains
The risk of new escalation and confrontation between Armenia and Azerbaijan remains, CSTO Deputy Secretary General Valery Semerikov told a meeting of the secretaries of CIS Security Councils in Moscow on Thursday, TASS reported. "The events and incidents in our organization's...
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Longer power cuts imposed in Artsakh as energy crisis deepens
The authorities in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) have imposed longer daily power cuts in the country effective from Tuesday amid the deepening crisis which began after the disruption of electricity supplies from Armenia.