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Schofer: Karabakh conflict settlement requires some very tough decisions on all ...
There is no acceptable military solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, while the current status quo is not sustainable over the long term. US Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, Andrew Schofer, told the aforesaid to Trend news agency of Azerbaijan. Schofer emphasized that the United States supports a negotiated settlement to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and will continue to engage actively with Armenia and Azerbaijan, as a co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group. “The United States’ l...
2018-03-07 12:12:59
Switzerland: Armenia-Turkey normalization is key for regional stability and peace
YEREVAN. – Switzerland remains convinced that pursuing efforts towards normalization between Armenia and Turkey is key for the stability and peaceful future of the region, the Swiss foreign ministry said. “Switzerland takes note that the Zurich Protocols, signed in 2009, have not been ratified by the Armenian and Turkish parliaments and that the process, on the official level, has thus come to a halt,” Federal Department of Foreign Affairs said in a statement sent in response ...
2018-03-07 12:11:44
Armenia lifts visas for Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and South Korea
YEREVAN. – Armenia approved on Monday visa-free travel for citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and South Korea. The decision was approved during the Armenian government’s meeting on Tuesday. The deputy foreign minister Shavarsh Kocharyan noted that the visa-free travel will be in force from March 19, 2018. “Unilateral visa abolition for these countries will create favorable conditions for the development of bilateral economic ties as well as will increase in touris...
2018-03-07 12:10:32
Armenian PM appoints new Deputy Minister
YEREVAN.- Avag Avanesyan has been appointed Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Investments of Armenia by the decision of Prime Minister of Armenia Karen Karapetyan, the press service of the government reported. Tigran Khachatryan has been appointed First Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Investments of Armenia, relinquishing from the position of the Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Investments of Armenia by another decision of the PM. Earlier it was reported that ...
2018-03-07 12:09:17
Frank Pallone: I condemn horrific attacks in Sumgait
Armenian Caucus Co-Chair Frank Pallone honored memory of the victims of Sumgait pogroms on the House Floor on Wednesday. “Mr. Speaker, I rise today to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Sumgait pogroms, one of the most horrific attacks against the Armenian people committed at the hands of Azerbaijanis,” he said. He emphasized that the senseless violence was instigated by hostile, anti-Armenian rhetoric from Azerbaijani citizens and officials against these innocent individuals....
2018-03-03 11:56:32
Armenia, Georgia have multilateral cooperation potential
YEREVAN. – Armenian-Georgian relations continue to develop in a climate of mutual trust. Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan on Friday noted the aforementioned during his joint news conference with Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, who is visiting Armenia. In Karapetyan’s words, today’s bilateral talks were held in a warm and constructive atmosphere. “We discussed matters of regional cooperation in the energy sector, with other possible directions, including wi...
2018-03-03 11:54:27
Putin demands proof of Russia meddling in US presidential election
Russian President Vladimir Putin told NBC News that Russia needs to examine the evidence and independently decide whether those accused of tampering in the US presidential election in 2016 are guilty, reported TASS news agency of Russia. Putin commented on the US accusations against thirteen Russian citizens and three Russian organizations, which Washington suspects of meddling in American elections. “We [Russia] cannot respond to the accusations if the accused have not violated Russian ...
2018-03-03 11:50:48
US journalist speaks about Bush's position on Armenian Genocide
Fresno State journalism professor, retired executive editor of The Fresno Bee, Jim Boren spoke about his meeting with former US President George W. Bush, The collegian reported. In his address to the students, Boren discussed some of the highlights of his career, like the time in 1988 when George H.W. Bush visited Fresno and Boren got the chance to pose a question to him. Boren asked Bush to discuss how he felt about the Armenian Genocide and Turkey’s role in it. Bush answered that Turkey...
2018-03-03 11:49:38
Erdogan has released the genealogy of thousands of Turks – but what is his motiv...
Only in Turkey is the identity of a citizen a matter of national security. That’s why the population registry in Ankara was until now a closed book, its details a state secret. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk’s definition of “Turkishness” was “anyone who is attached to the Turkish state as a citizen”. Turks came from a clear ethnic identity, untainted by racial minorities or doubtful lineage. That’s one reason why the Nazis lavished praise on Ataturk’s repub...
2018-03-02 12:35:36
Armenia Nullifies Turkey-Armenia Protocols
YEREVAN—The Turkey-Armenia Protocols were officially declared null and void by Armenia on Thursday when President Serzh Sarkisian convened a meeting of the National Security Council and instructed Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian to officially convey the decision to Ankara. “I ask the Minister of Foreign Affairs to notify the Turkish side of our decision. After that, the Republic of Armenia will no longer have any legal obligation arising from the signing of those protocols,&rdquo...
2018-03-02 12:27:14
Asbarez Exclusive: An Interview with L.A. City Councilmember Paul Krekorian
LITTLE ARMENIA–Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian sat down with Asbarez Editor Ara Khachatourian Thursday and discussed a myriad issues including the 30th anniversary of the Artsakh Liberation movement, future plans for the Shushi-Los Angeles Friendship City project, affordable housing in Los Angeles, the rise in homelessness in the city and advances in public transportation in L.A. The interview aired on Horizon Armenian Television late last week.
2018-02-27 12:21:14
ANCA Welcomes Australia’s NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian to Washington
Hosts Leadership Meeting and Community Reception Honoring Visiting Premier WASHINGTON—The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) rolled out an Armenian red carpet for New South Wales (NSW) Premier Gladys Berejiklian during her visit to Washington, DC as part of Australia’s largest ever trade delegation to the United States. During her official visit, Premier Berejiklian made time for a leadership meeting with the ANCA in their national headquarters, a community reception at ...
2018-02-27 12:19:49
Hundreds Gather to Honor Legacy of George Mardikian with Gala
MONTEBELLO — Hundreds gathered at Holy Cross Armenian Apostolic Cathedral’s Bagramian Hall on Saturday, February 10, as the Armenian Displaced Persons (“DP”) Community reunited to honor the legacy of humanitarian, philanthropist, and visionary George Mardikian. “The evening was filled with laughter, tears, fond memories, and countless tributes to a great humanitarian who was so instrumental and generous in ensuring the safe arrival of our DPs to America,” sai...
2018-02-27 12:18:54
Turkish general: We must solve Kurdish issue
Turkish army general Ismail Hakki Pekin said it is necessary to solve the Kurdish issue. “We will have no chance to live peacefully on these lands until we solve the Kurdish issue,” general said on air of Turkish television. One of the Kurdish users of social networks left a comment reminding of “solution” to the Armenian issue. He stressed that in Turkey issues are solved by massacres
2018-02-24 13:58:53
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