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Armenia Culture News Digest for Sunday, February 16, 2020


This is the Daily Digest of culture news for Armenia for Sunday, February 16, 2020. The notable articles are (we hope you like them):

Athena Manoukian to represent Armenia at Eurovision 2020

Athena Manoukian will represent Armenia at Eurovision Song Contest 2020.

The winner was chosen from among 12 participants of the national final Depi Evratesil.

The winner was determined by a split voting between tele-voters and two professional juries (national and international).

The semi-finals of the Eurovision Song Contest will take place on May 12 and 14. Armenia will perform in the second semi-final.

The Grand final will take place on May 16. in Rotterdam.

Read original article here.

Today on Twitter

Here is a selection of some of today’s tweets about Armenia. Get in touch with us via Twitter if you want to be included in this Twitter list. We retweet occasionally.

No, not finished yet… Greco-Roman #wrestlersšŸ¤¼ā€ā™‚ļø Karen #Aslanyan (67 kg) & Karapet #Chalyan (77 kg) ensured the presence of the Armenian flagšŸ‡¦šŸ‡² on pedestal by taking the #bronze medalsšŸ„‰ during #EuropeanChampionship. Congrats to our heroes! #wretslerome


Thoughtful discussion on latest regional developments with good friend FM of #Iraq @maalhakim. Emphasized importance of de-escalation exclusively through peaceful means, continues bilat coop

PR of #ArmeniašŸ‡¦šŸ‡²Chair of #CSW64 addressed @UN_Women ExecutiveBoard, stressing that wider political & economic participation of #women & better social protection mechanisms that would enable women & girls to realize their full potential are among the central priorities of @armgov

šŸ‡¦šŸ‡²šŸ‡¦šŸ‡æ #Armenian PM #Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President #Aliyev discussed the Nagorno #Karabakh conflict last night at the #Munich Security Conference. Details of the talk below:

How to solve the Karabakh conflict? Armenian PM, Azerbaijani president meet, discuss in public

Delegation led by Deputy Defense Minister of #Armenia #GabrielBalayan attends @NATO #DefMin in #RSM format. Continued contribution of ArmeniašŸ‡¦šŸ‡² and other partners to peace and stability in #Afghanistan highly appreciated by #NATO Allies.

āœŠ32 years ago, these days, the #Karabakhmovement began. With mass demonstration the people of #Artsakh demanded from the Soviet Union the withdrawal of Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast (NKAO) from the #Azerbaijan SSR and its reunion with the Soviet #Armenia.


A productive meeting w/ #President of #Armenia, H.E. Armen Sarkissian today. We discussed our mutual cooperation as #constitutional institutions; projects of the Human Rights Defender (@OmbudsArmenia ); #humanrights issues; #reforms of the #Constitution & #judicial-#legal system.

I looked at composition of Nagorno Karabakh Republic’s first elected parliament (1991-95). Some things stood out: of 81 seats, 6 were set aside for NKR’s Azerbaijani minority (3 in Shushi, 1 in Khojali, 1 in Karadagli & 1 in Umudlu); they remained vacant.

#Artsakh Defense #Army serviceman receives fatal firearm injury
#NKpeace #conflict #peace

On March 31 #Artsakh people votes in General Elections, testament 2 #EarnedSovereignty Democratic ideals & statehood.
Thus,@mfankr launches accreditation& invites journalists 2 aid Dem processes by following events on the ground
#Karabakh #ArtsakhVotes2020

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