Germany Declared War on Turkey: Who's Next?
The German foreign minister Zigmar Gabriel has announced about change in Germany’s attitude to Turkey. This decision was made after the meeting of Angela Merkel with the president of the Social Democratic Party Martin Shultz, Gabriel announced on July 20.
That day may remain in history as the beginning of initiation of a new structure of the region of the Greater Near East. Germany may be followed by other countries, such as Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden which have recently ba...
Karabakh acting president Bako Sahakyan reelected
The acting president of Karabakh, Bako Sahakyan is reelected. The presidential vote took place on Wednesday during the National Assembly special session.
As it was reported earlier, two candidates were nominated for presidency. They were: MP Eduard Aghabekyan, who has been nominated by the Movement 88 faction of the NA; and incumbent President Bako Sahakyan, who was nominated by the Fatherland, Dashnaktsutyun, and Democracy factions of the Artsakh parliament.
On February 20, the NKR held a con...
Volodin's Indecent Proposal to Armenia
The president of the Russian Duma Vyacheslav Volodin has proposed to the Armenian government to give an official status to the Russian language, TASS informed. Volodin uttered this proposal in answer to the concerns that the Armenian driving license will not be valid in Russia starting from June 1. He said if the Russian language becomes the official language of Armenia, the Armenian driving license will be valid in Russia.
Volodin stated this in a meeting with the Armenian delegation headed by...
OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs offer to organize Armenia-Azerbaijan summit
The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group Igor Popov, Stephane Visconti, and Richard Hoagland met on 11 July with the Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov and the Foreign Minister of Armenia Edward Nalbandian to discuss modalities of further work on the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
The Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk, also participated in the meeting, OSCE co-chairs said in a statement.
The Ministers agreed to pass ...
EU ambassador: All Armenians want to be independent in energy sector
All Armenians want to be independent in energy sector, and it is time for respective investments.
Head of the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Armenia, Ambassador Piotr Świtalski, on Friday stated about the aforementioned at the official opening of the first solar-powered bus stop in capital city Yerevan, and within the EU Energy Days 2017.
The ambassador noted that such bus stops can be considered European Union solar bus stops.
“The energy sector in Armenia is and will continu...
Baku Has Confirmed Discrimination Against Russian Citizens with Armenian Origin
The Azerbaijani authorities have officially confirmed that they have a discriminative approach to those Russian citizens visiting Baku who have Armenian surnames or an Armenian origin. The spokesperson for the Azerbaijani foreign ministry Hikmet Hajiyev has responded to the concerns expressed by the Russian foreign ministry, Armenpress informed.
He did not deny that such discrimination exists, justifying their practice with the made-up accusation that the Russian citizens may cause provocations...
It seems that Turkey’s condemnation or sympathy is conditioned by the national i...
Answers of Deputy Foreign Minister Shavarsh Kocharyan to the questions of Public TV channel’s Orakarg programme
Question: Mr. Kocharyan, what could be the assessment of the recent actions of Azerbaijan aimed at the escalation of situation?
Answer: This is yet another crime committed by Baku’s hereditary regime, which is founded on hatred towards neighbouring nation and the blood of its own population. It is obvious that the refusal of Azerbaijan to establish investigation mechanism...
Stepanakert: Azerbaijan tries to divert attention from scandal of arms supply to...
With the help of the latest provocation, Azerbaijani authorities are attempting to divert attention from the diplomatic scandal around the arms supply to the Islamic State terrorist group.
Davit Babayan, Head of the Central Information Department of the Office of the President of the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh Republic/NKR) and Deputy Head of the President’s Office, stated the aforesaid commenting—at the request of Armenian News-NEWS.am—on the Azerbaijanis’ fi...
Statement by Minsk Group Co-chairs
The OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs – Ambassador Igor Popov of the Russian Federation, Ambassador Stephane Visconti of France, and Ambassador Richard Hoagland of the United States – have received information of renewed violence late in the evening on 4 July at Alkhanli village of Fizuli region that resulted in casualties, including civilians.
The Minsk Group Co-Chairs urgently call upon the sides to cease military action. Violence only begets further violence and accomplishes nothing. Th...
US ex-ambassadors to Armenia: Russian military base did not obstruct us
A conference on Armenia-US relations was convened in Washington D.C. The event brought together numerous people who crafted these relations over the past decades, reported Voice of America Armenian Service.
Ambassador of Armenia to the US, Grigor Hovhannissian, noted that Armenian-American relations have an age-old history, which is a lot longer than the 25-year history of Armenia-US diplomatic relations.
In response, Bridget Brink, Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eura...
Azerbaijan Employs Four Lobbying and PR firms
California Courier publisher Harut Sassounian published an article in Asbarez where he notes that after identifying the lobbying and PR firms hired by the government of Turkey, it can time to report on four similar firms hired by Azerbaijan.
By observing Azerbaijan’s devious approach to foreign relations, I have noticed the following pattern:
1. Whatever actions Armenian-Americans take for their causes, Azerbaijan seeks to emulate and counter them in the United States through its hired c...
It's Obvious What the Governance System Is and Will Be
Lragir.am has been Interviewed the Member of Parliament Vardan Bostanjyan, Tsarukyan Faction.
Mr. Bostanjyan, the economists say this government’s program shows that this is a government that lives for the day. In fact, is this government for the next five years or not?
At any rate, immersing oneself into it is not a rewarding experience, I think. It is obvious what our system of governance is and what it is going to look like. The high-ranking official uttered this at the parliament. No...
Azerbaijan Gave up on Azerbaijan
According to the Turkish media, the Turkish minister of economy Nihat Zeybekci visited Kars where he announced about free trade with Nakhijevan. According to him, the process of free movement of goods between Nakhijevan and Turkey is being worked out.
Zeybekci said trade will be conducted in Turkish lira, free trade will promote the development of the region of Kars. Earlier Turkish-Azerbaijani joint military exercise was held in Nakhijevan. The Turkish army has actual presence in Nakhijev...
168 Zham: Measures Armenia should take to lift visas with EU
To liberalize its visa regime with Europe, Armenia needs first of all to clarify the framework of its obligations, Boris Navasarydan, the coordinator of the Armenian National Platform of the EU Eastern Partnership program, said in recent comments to the paper.
“I think the list of our obligations will be finalized after the Armenia-EU visa liberalization dialogue is officially launched. It is an important stage before the transition to visa liberalization. Neither Armenia nor the European...