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Armenia Sports News Digest for Thursday, February 20, 2020

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This is the Daily Digest of sports news for Armenia for Thursday, February 20, 2020. The notable stories are the following (we hope you enjoy them):

Armenia PM wants “at least 25 Olympic medals” by 2050

Armenia PM wants “at least 25 Olympic medals” by 2050

February 20, 2020 – 16:55 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – By 2050, Armenia must win at least 25 Olympic medals, while the national football team must become a winner of the European or World Championship, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan told a Cabinet meeting on Thursday, February 20.

Pashinyan said the government should change its perception of and attitude towards sports in general.

The Thursday meeting focused on awarding AMD 5 million (approx. $10,500) to each of the athletes recognized the best in the country in 2019.

Pashinyan said sports are of strategic importance to Armenia.

According to him, the country should also produce a World Chess Champion in the coming years.

The Prime Minister said sports victories are not only matters of social and psychological importance, but they also have an economic aspect.

Having Olympic champions increases the flow of tourists to the country, he said, while the development of sports is the best sign that the economy is developing.

Armenian athletes have won a total of 14 medals, in wrestling, weightlifting and boxing.

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Today on Twitter

Here is a selection of some of the tweets about Armenia. Contact us via Twitter if you want to be included in this Twitter list. We retweet occasionally.

According to preliminary data, @Armenia 🇦🇲 registered 7.6% economic growth📈 for 2019, which is the highest record since 2008

#StopGenocide

#Armenian Genocide, #Turkey

Viktor Pietschmann (1881-1956) Austrian

Served in Austrian army in World War I in Turkey

Witnessed Armenian Genocide & took many photographs of the deportees

In Erzurum, witnessed Armenian Genocide carried out by the local government

PR of #Armenia🇦🇲Chair of #CSW64 Mher Margaryan met with @UN_PGA Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, discussing #genderequality agenda across #SDGs in the #Decadeofaction. Upcoming anniversaries of #Beijing25, #SDG5 should serve as momentum for accelerated action for all #women & girls

Journalist Irina Keleshaeva stands accused of slander against the #SouthOssetia|n authorities – this isn’t the first time she’s come under the gun

https://jam-news.net/trial-in-south-ossetia-minister-of-justice-v-journalist/

Thank you @GermanyNATO for hosting our colleagues from #Armenia and consistent engagement with @NATO partners.

✊32 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.
#selfdetermination

4

On February 19, #Armenia celebrates #Book-Giving Day. On this occasion, the Human Rights Defender Mr. Arman Tatoyan @atatoyan gave an interview to #Armenpress correspondent. @armenpress
https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1005384.html?fbclid=IwAR20z8u__Q3U6P_hM6BmRG7xwQDU466ioxqFqE-DKvKvuQm6IvmPdmR2fJc

From the #Archives: A promotional drawing from the 1974 US Tour of the #Armenian State #Dance Ensemble (#Հայաստան|ի Պարի Պետակական Անսամբլ)

Armenia Culture News Digest for Thursday, February 20, 2020

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This is the Daily Digest of culture news for Armenia for Thursday, February 20, 2020. The notable articles are (we hope you enjoy them):

Houri Berberian to Present ‘Roving Revolutionaries’ in Columbia Lecture

Houri Berberian's "Roving Revolutionaries: Armenians and the Connected Revolutions in the Russian, Iranian, and Ottoman Worlds"

Houri Berberian’s “Roving Revolutionaries: Armenians and the Connected Revolutions in the Russian, Iranian, and Ottoman Worlds”

NEW YORK—Professor Houri Berberian of the University of California, Irvine, will give a book talk entitled “Roving Revolutionaries: Armenians and the Connected Revolutions in the Russian, Iranian, and Ottoman Worlds” at Columbia University. The talk will be held on Thursday, February 27 at 6:10 p.m. at the University’s Knox Hall, Conference Room 208, located at 606 West 122nd St., New York, NY 10027.

The program is co-sponsored by the Columbia University Armenian Center, Columbia University Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research.

Houri Berberian is Professor of History, Meghrouni Family Presidential Chair in Armenian Studies, and Director of the Armenian Studies Program at UCI. Her talk will be based on her new book, “Roving Revolutionaries: Armenians and the Connected Revolutions in the Russian, Iranian, and Ottoman Worlds” (Univ. of Calif. Press, 2019). The talk explores three of the formative revolutions that shook the early twentieth-century world, occuring almost simultaneously in regions bordering each other.

Though the Russian, Iranian, and Young Turk Revolutions all exploded between 1904 and 1911, they have never been studied through their linkages until now. “Roving Revolutionaries” probes the interconnected aspects of these three revolutions through the involvement of the Armenian revolutionaries – minorities in all of these empires – whose movements and participation within and across frontiers tell us a great deal about the global transformations that were taking shape. Exploring the geographical and ideological boundary crossings that occurred, Berberian’s archivally grounded analysis of the circulation of revolutionaries, ideas, and print tells the story of peoples and ideologies in upheaval and collaborating with each other, and, in doing so, it illuminates our understanding of revolutions and movements.

This event is open to the public and copies of “Roving Revolutionaries” will be available for purchase. For more information, please contact Professor Khatchig Mouradian at km3253@columbia.edu.

Read original article here.

Armenian composer honors Iran plane crash victims with new requiem

Armenian composer honors Iran plane crash victims with new requiem

February 20, 2020 – 12:32 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – The legendary Iranian-Armenian composer and conductor Loris Tjeknavorian has composed a piece of music in commemoration of the victims of a Ukrainian plane that was downed in Iran in January, IRNA reports.

The Ukrainian Boeing 737 was “unintentionally” shot down by Iran’s military near Tehran minutes after takeoff.

“Requiem for UIA Flight 752” has been written to lament over the demise of the passengers on board the plane.

Razmik Ohanian, Yarta Yaran, Ehsan Beiraghdar, Alireza Rad, Shahu Zandi, Naser Izadi as well as Bardia Sadr Nouri have collaborated on the project.

Commenting on the creation of the artwork, Tjeknavorian said that converting his deep sorrow over the incident into a piece of art in no time was “a miracle”.

Loris Tjeknavorian, born on 13 October 1937 in Borujerd, is an Iranian Armenian composer and conductor.

As one of the leading conductors of his generation, he has led international orchestras throughout the world such as in Austria, the UK, the USA, Canada, Hungary, Copenhagen, Iran, Finland, Russia, Armenia, Thailand, Hong Kong, South Africa, and Denmark.

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Loris Tjeknavorian composes music in memory of Ukraine plane crash victims

The legendary Iranian-Armenian composer and conductor Loris Tjeknavorian has composed a piece of music in commemoration of Ukraine plane crash victims, IRNA reports.

The song entitled “Requiem for UIA Flight 752” has been written to lament over the demise of the passengers of the plane.

Razmik Ohanian, Yarta Yaran, Ehsan Beiraghdar, Alireza Rad, Shahu Zandi, Naser Izadi as well as Bardia Sadr Nouri have collaborated on the project.

Commenting on the creation of the artwork, Tjeknavorian stated that converting his deep sorrow over the incident into a piece of art in no time was “a miracle.”

Loris Tjeknavorian, born on 13 October 1937 in Borujerd, is an Iranian Armenian composer and conductor.

As one of the leading conductors of his generation, he has led international orchestras throughout the world such as in Austria, the UK, the USA, Canada, Hungary, Copenhagen, Iran, Finland, Russia, Armenia, Thailand, Hong Kong, South Africa, and Denmark.

The Ukrainian Boeing 737 was shot down near Tehran minutes after takeoff.

Iranian officials admitted that human error was the cause of downing the passenger plane and expressed regret and apologized for the tragedy.

Read original article here.

Actor Yervand Manaryan dies aged 95

Prominent Armenian actor Yervand Manaryan has passed away aged 95.

Manaryan was born in Arak, Iran in 1924 in a family from Agulis, Nakhichevan. In 1946 his family repatriated to Soviet Armenia along with thousands of other Iranian Armenians.

He studied at the Yerevan Institute of Fine Arts and Theater, and graduated from the Faculty of Directing in 1952.

He worked as an actor and director at the Paronyan Musical Comedy Theater and the Sundukyan Theater in Yerevan. In 1957-1959 he was the principal director of the Puppet Theater after Hovhannes Tumanyan, and from 1988 he was the artistic director of the Agulis Puppet Theater Studio.

In 1959-1961 he held the same position at the Goris Theater, and since 2007 he is the founding-artistic director of the Armenian Puppet Theater in Kiev. Later he worked at Yerevan Documentary Film Studio and Yerevan Cinema. He was one of the directors of the Yerevan State Puppet Theater.

He prouced a number of documentary and feature films, such as “Armenian Miniature”, “Michael Nalbandian”, “Kiosk”, “Light”, “The Birth of Drugs”, “The Summer Comes” and more.

He is best known for the roles in films such as “Bride from the North”, “Bride from Jermuk”, “Tzhvzik”, “Morgan’s Niece” and others.

Read original article here.

Armenia celebrates Book-Giving Day

On February 19, Hovhannes Tumanyan’s birthday, Armenia celebrates Book-Giving Day.

The Day was initiated by the late President of the Writers’ Union Levon Ananyan and has been celebrated since 2008, according to a government decision.

On this day the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport and the Writers’ Union distribute books published and supported by the government to regional and community libraries, as well as the libraries of Artsakh and Javakhk.

Armenian communities worldwide hold a number of events: books are being donated to libraries, orphanages, schools in an attempt to restore the once important meaning of the book.

Today marks the 151st birth anniversary
of poet, writer, translator Hovhannes Tumanyan.

Born in the the village of Dsegh in Armenia’s Lori region, Tumanyan moved to Tiflis (now Tbilisi), which was the center of Armenian culture during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Tumanyan started writing when
he was 10-11 years old, but only became known as a poet in 1890, when his first
poetry collection was published.

Tumanyan’s first collection, Poems, published in Moscow in 1890, was a great success with literary critics.

Subsequently, all his collections would have the same generic title, with the exception of Harmonies, published in Tbilisi in 1896. Each volume included a number of previously published poems, to which new ones were added.

The literary technique, unique to Tumanyan, makes him an outstanding storyteller, who masterfully commands verse and word.

Read original article here.

Today on Twitter

These are a few tweets about Armenia. Contact us via Twitter if you want to be part of this Twitter list. We retweet occasionally.

According to preliminary data, @Armenia 🇦🇲 registered 7.6% economic growth📈 for 2019, which is the highest record since 2008

#StopGenocide

#Armenian Genocide, #Turkey

Viktor Pietschmann (1881-1956) Austrian

Served in Austrian army in World War I in Turkey

Witnessed Armenian Genocide & took many photographs of the deportees

In Erzurum, witnessed Armenian Genocide carried out by the local government

PR of #Armenia🇦🇲Chair of #CSW64 Mher Margaryan met with @UN_PGA Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, discussing #genderequality agenda across #SDGs in the #Decadeofaction. Upcoming anniversaries of #Beijing25, #SDG5 should serve as momentum for accelerated action for all #women & girls

Journalist Irina Keleshaeva stands accused of slander against the #SouthOssetia|n authorities – this isn’t the first time she’s come under the gun

https://jam-news.net/trial-in-south-ossetia-minister-of-justice-v-journalist/

Thank you @GermanyNATO for hosting our colleagues from #Armenia and consistent engagement with @NATO partners.

✊32 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.
#selfdetermination

4

On February 19, #Armenia celebrates #Book-Giving Day. On this occasion, the Human Rights Defender Mr. Arman Tatoyan @atatoyan gave an interview to #Armenpress correspondent. @armenpress
https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1005384.html?fbclid=IwAR20z8u__Q3U6P_hM6BmRG7xwQDU466ioxqFqE-DKvKvuQm6IvmPdmR2fJc

From the #Archives: A promotional drawing from the 1974 US Tour of the #Armenian State #Dance Ensemble (#Հայաստան|ի Պարի Պետակական Անսամբլ)

Armenia Politics News Digest for Thursday, February 20, 2020

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This is the Daily Digest of political news for Armenia for Thursday, February 20, 2020. The top stories are:

Artsakh firmly following the path of democratic development – MFA

Artsakh is firmly following the path it has taken, consistently developing
its statehood based on democratic values as the most important guarantee of the
freedom and security of its people, the Artsakh Foreign
Ministry said on Artsakh Revival Day.

On February 20, 1988, 32 years ago, an extraordinary session of the 20th convocation Council
of People’s Deputies of the Nagorno Karabakh Autonomous Oblast took a
decision to appeal to the Supreme Soviets of the Azerbaijani Soviet
Socialist Republic and the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic
for considering the issue of transferring the NKAO from the
structure of the Azerbaijan SSR to the structure of the Armenian SSR.
 
“This historic decision marked the beginning of a new
stage of the national-liberation struggle of the Armenians of Artsakh – the
Karabakh Movement. It was a truly democratic movement, a struggle for civil
rights, national identity, economic equality and dignified life. From the very
beginning, the Karabakh Movement was peaceful and embodied the aspiration of
the people of Artsakh to exercise its inalienable right to self-determination
by using the operating legal mechanisms,” the Foreign Ministry
said.
 
“The response of Baku to the legitimate demand of the
Armenians of Artsakh was its refusal of political dialogue and bloody crimes
against the Armenian population of the Azerbaijani SSR. In an attempt to
intimidate the people of Artsakh by force, the Azerbaijani authorities launched
ethnic cleansing in Sumgait, Baku, and other Armenian-populated cities of
Azerbaijan, as well as in the settlements of Northern Artsakh, which
subsequently grew into large-scale military aggression against the civilian
population of Artsakh,” the statement reads.
 
However, the Ministry said, “Armenians of Artsakh united in the imposed war and
succeeded in defending their right to live freely in their historic homeland
and with the support of all Armenians creating an independent state – the
Republic of Artsakh.”
 
“Today, Artsakh is firmly following the path it has taken,
consistently developing its statehood based on democratic values as the most
important guarantee of the freedom and security of its people,”
the Foreign Ministry concluded.

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Armenia the most militarized country in Europe – GMI ranking

Armenia is ranked the first in Europe and third worldwide in the Global Militarisation Index (GMI) 2019 presented by Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC).

In this year’s Global Militarisation Indix ranking, the ten countries that provided the military with markedly large amounts of resources in relation are Israel, Singapore, Armenia, Cyprus, South Korea, Russia, Greece, Jordan, Belarus and Azerbaijan.

These countries allocate particularly high levels of resources to the
military in comparison to other areas of society.

Every year, BICC’s Global Militarisation Index (GMI) presents the relative weight and importance of a country’s military apparatus in relation to its society as a whole. The GMI 2019 covers 154 states and is based on the latest available figures (in most cases data for 2018).

The index project is financially supported by Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The report compares, for example, a country’s military expenditure with its
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and its health expenditure.

It contrasts the total number of military and paramilitary forces in a country
with the number of physicians.

Finally, it studies the number of heavy weapons available to a country’s
armed forces. These and other indicators are used to determine a country’s
ranking, which in turn makes it possible to measure the respective level of
militarization in comparison to other countries.

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Artsakh celebrates Revival Day – a symbol of courage, determination and love for freedom

The Republic of Artsakh celebrates Revival Day. On February 20, 1988, the Council of People’s Deputies of the Nagorno-Karabagh Autonomous Region passed a decision on unification with Armenia.

“On February 20, 1988 an extraordinary session of the c was held in Stepanakert and lent legitimacy to the Arsakh people’s perennial aspirations and announced the start of realizing their cherished dreams and goals,” President Bako Sahakyan said in a congratulatory address.

“The session took place despite the brutal oppressions
of the dictatorial Azerbaijan, it took place in strict conformity with
democratic principles and norms, complying with the letter and spirit of the
law. And for the decision was made, a decision for which our people had been
fighting for decades,” he added.

According to the President, it was a struggle aimed at
the restoration of historical justice, the protection of human rights and
freedoms, universal and national values.

“It was a struggle the whole Armenian people stood for
in Karabakh, Mother Armenia and the Diaspora. This very day became the
symbol of our people’s courage, determination and love for freedom, our
nation-wide solidarity,” Bako Sahakyan said.

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Armenia authorizes Azerbaijani search operation near the village of Movses

At the request of the Azerbaijani side, with the mediation of the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk and with the support of the ICRC, an Azerbaijani de-mining team conducted a search for an Azerbaijani soldier lost in unknown circumstances days ago on the territory between the defense posts of the Armenian and Azeri armed forces near the village of Movses.

As a result of the search work, the remains of the killed Azerbaijani soldier were found and recovered a few meters away from the Azerbaijani positions, the Armenian Defense Ministry reports.

Throughout the Armenian-authorized operation, all the
security conditions were provided for the work of the Azerbaijani search team.

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PM pays tribute to Gurgen Margaryan’s memory, condemns the heinous crime

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan took to Twitter to commemorate the memory of slain Armenian Officer Gurgen Margaryan and condemn the heinous crime.

“Today we are paying tribute to the memory of Gurgen Margaryan, an Armenian officer who became an innocent victim of hatred, racism and anti-Armenian policy,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

“We express
our solidarity to all members and friends of the Margaryan family,” he added.

In a separate tweet the Prime Minister said “the murder of Gurgen Margaryan and the further pardon and glorification of the convicted murderer is a vivid promotion of impunity for heinous crimes that violate fundamental human rights.”

“We are committed to preventing further occurrences of similar identity-based crimes,” the Prime Minister stated.

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China appreciates Armenia's help in fighting coronavirus

China appreciates Armenia's help in fighting coronavirus

February 19, 2020 – 19:12 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Chinese Ambassador to Armenia Tian Erlong on Tuesday, February 18 haded to the Armenian President Armen Sarkissian a letter from Chinese Leader Xi Jinping who thanked Armenia for supporting the fight against the coronavirus epidemic.

Sarkissian hosted the ambassador in the presidential palace on Tuesday and discussed the situation created by the coronavirus and the preventive measures undertaken by governments worldwide.

The Chinese envoy handed Jinping’s letter in which the the President of the People’s Republic expressed his gratitude to the President of Armenia, noting that support of the Armenian side in the fight against coronavirus epidemic has had its impact on the mutual trust and friendship between the two nations.

“I attach the utmost importance to the development of the Armenian-Chinese relations and stand ready together with you to put efforts to elevate our bilateral relations to a new level for the benefit of our two countries and peoples,” the letter read.

At the meeting, the parties hailed the existing level of the interstate relations and expressed confidence that the sides would continue to make efforts aimed at the development of the Armenian-Chinese friendship and expansion of the existing partnership.

The coronavirus epidemic topped two benchmarks on Tuesday, February 18, according to new numbers released by Chinese officials. With the 136 new deaths and 1,749 new cases reported, the global death toll of the virus climbed above 2,000, and the total number of confirmed cases rose to more than 75,000.

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Two top military officials dismissed

Based on Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s recommendation, President Armen Sarkissian has signed a decree dismissing Artur Baghdasaryan from the post of the Chief of Military Police.

According to another decree, Aleksan Aleksanyan has been dismissed from the post of the head of the department of Moral and Psychological Support of the Armed Forces.

The dismissals follow consultations chaired by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on the recent death cases in the Army.

The Prime Minister announced after the meeting that important decisions had been made, including ones on personnel changes.

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Interdepartmental Commission Meets to Discuss Urban Development Projects That Call for Comprehensive Solutions

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Interdepartmental Commission Meets to Discuss Urban Development Projects That Call for Comprehensive Solutions

On February 18, 2020, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan, the interdepartmental commission, established to discuss such urban development projects as may call for comprehensive solutions, met in the Office of Government.

Tigran Avinyan noted that the Commission will discuss major urban development projects, problematic projects, as well as problems existing in the field of urban development and the proposed solutions. The meeting agenda featured four key items: the Old Yerevan Urban Development Program, the project of District 33 in Yerevan, the Kond District Rehabilitation Program, as well as the issue of suspended construction permits.

There was an active discussion on the progress and existing issues concerning the projects of Old Yerevan, Kond and District 33. It was decided to appoint responsible persons to coordinate the work of the programs of Old Yerevan and District 33 in order to speed up the ongoing activities and organize them more efficiently. A special task force will be set up for the Kond District project to work out and study the prospective concepts for Kond’s development.

Reference was made to the sites suspended due to disputes over construction permits in Yerevan. The Mayor of Yerevan reported the current situation and the statistics of the suspension of construction. It was decided that the Commission should examine the matter in all detail and find solutions that would minimize unnecessary and groundless disputes.
 

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China’s Xi Jinping hails Armenia’s support in fighting the coronavirus

China’s President Xi Jinping has commended Armenia’s efforts in helping China fight the new type of coronavirus.

President Armen Sarkissian received today the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Republic of Armenia Tian Erlong.

The President of Armenia and Ambassador of China spoke in particular about the situation created by the coronavirus infection and preventive measures.

Ambassador Tian Erlong passed to President Sarkissian a letter from the President of China Xi Jinping in which the latter expressed his gratitude to the President of Armenia noting that support of the Armenian side in the fight against coronavirus epidemic has had its impact on the mutual trust at the highest level and friendship of the two nations.

“I attach the utmost importance to the development of the Armenian-Chinese relations and stand ready together with you to put efforts to elevate our bilateral relations to a new level for the benefit of our two countries and peoples,” the letter of the President of the People’s Republic of China reads.

At the meeting, the parties hailed the existing level of the interstate relations and expressed confidence that the sides would continue to make efforts aimed at the development of the Armenian-Chinese friendship and expansion of the existing partnership.

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Today on Twitter

These are some of the tweets about Armenia from some of the Twitter accounts we follow. Contact us via Twitter if you want to be included in this Twitter list. We retweet occasionally.

According to preliminary data, @Armenia 🇦🇲 registered 7.6% economic growth📈 for 2019, which is the highest record since 2008

#StopGenocide

#Armenian Genocide, #Turkey

Viktor Pietschmann (1881-1956) Austrian

Served in Austrian army in World War I in Turkey

Witnessed Armenian Genocide & took many photographs of the deportees

In Erzurum, witnessed Armenian Genocide carried out by the local government

PR of #Armenia🇦🇲Chair of #CSW64 Mher Margaryan met with @UN_PGA Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, discussing #genderequality agenda across #SDGs in the #Decadeofaction. Upcoming anniversaries of #Beijing25, #SDG5 should serve as momentum for accelerated action for all #women & girls

Journalist Irina Keleshaeva stands accused of slander against the #SouthOssetia|n authorities – this isn’t the first time she’s come under the gun

https://jam-news.net/trial-in-south-ossetia-minister-of-justice-v-journalist/

Thank you @GermanyNATO for hosting our colleagues from #Armenia and consistent engagement with @NATO partners.

✊32 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.
#selfdetermination

4

On February 19, #Armenia celebrates #Book-Giving Day. On this occasion, the Human Rights Defender Mr. Arman Tatoyan @atatoyan gave an interview to #Armenpress correspondent. @armenpress
https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1005384.html?fbclid=IwAR20z8u__Q3U6P_hM6BmRG7xwQDU466ioxqFqE-DKvKvuQm6IvmPdmR2fJc

From the #Archives: A promotional drawing from the 1974 US Tour of the #Armenian State #Dance Ensemble (#Հայաստան|ի Պարի Պետակական Անսամբլ)

Armenia Sports News Digest for Wednesday, February 19, 2020

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This is the Daily Digest of sports news for Armenia for Wednesday, February 19, 2020. The notable articles are:

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Today on Twitter

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#BookGiving Day📚should indeed be marked with a special competition. Send us your translation of any of Hovhannes Tumanian’s piece into English, Russian or your preferable language. The prize will coincide with the message of the day. So looking forward!😇🇦🇲

Today marks sad anniversary of dehumanizing act of hate induced murder of #Armenia’n officer #GurgenMargaryan by #Azerbaijan’s #RamilSafarov. Subsequent release & glorification of the murderer in Azerbaijan is indignity & affront to every moral standard & human value

PR of #Armenia🇦🇲Chair of #CSW64 Mher Margaryan met with @UN_PGA Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, discussing #genderequality agenda across #SDGs in the #Decadeofaction. Upcoming anniversaries of #Beijing25, #SDG5 should serve as momentum for accelerated action for all #women & girls

🇦🇿 And #Azerbaijan just sent 80,000 masks to #China to boot: #coronavirus

https://jam-news.net/baku-is-running-out-of-medical-masks/

Main points from the remarks of @armenia’s PM Nikol #Pashinyan during the “An update on #NagornoKarabakh” event on margins of Munich Security Conference #MSC2020

“It is not a matter of territories but security. #NagornoKarabakh cannot compromise its security.”

Part 1

✊32 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.
#selfdetermination

4

Today, the Human Rights Defender of Armenia Mr. Arman Tatoyan @atatoyan met w/ Mr. Birger Karlsson, Minister-Counsellor, Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy of Sweden in Armenia @SwedeninArmenia.
#Armenia #Sweden🇦🇲 🇸🇪

11 out of the 75 members of the regional legislature perished between 1992-93 during the war in #Karabakh

In Memoriam: A Parliament at War by @emil_sanamyan for #FocusOnKarabakh

https://armenian.usc.edu/in-memoriam-a-parliament-at-war/

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
http://www.nkr.am/en/media-accreditation

Armenia Culture News Digest for Wednesday, February 19, 2020

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Here is the Daily Digest of culture news for Armenia for Wednesday, February 19, 2020. The top articles are (we hope you like them):

Armenia celebrates Book-Giving Day

On February 19, Hovhannes Tumanyan’s birthday, Armenia celebrates Book-Giving Day.

The Day was initiated by the late President of the Writers’ Union Levon Ananyan and has been celebrated since 2008, according to a government decision.

On this day the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport and the Writers’ Union distribute books published and supported by the government to regional and community libraries, as well as the libraries of Artsakh and Javakhk.

Armenian communities worldwide hold a number of events: books are being donated to libraries, orphanages, schools in an attempt to restore the once important meaning of the book.

Today marks the 151st birth anniversary
of poet, writer, translator Hovhannes Tumanyan.

Born in the the village of Dsegh in Armenia’s Lori region, Tumanyan moved to Tiflis (now Tbilisi), which was the center of Armenian culture during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Tumanyan started writing when
he was 10-11 years old, but only became known as a poet in 1890, when his first
poetry collection was published.

Tumanyan’s first collection, Poems, published in Moscow in 1890, was a great success with literary critics.

Subsequently, all his collections would have the same generic title, with the exception of Harmonies, published in Tbilisi in 1896. Each volume included a number of previously published poems, to which new ones were added.

The literary technique, unique to Tumanyan, makes him an outstanding storyteller, who masterfully commands verse and word.

Read original article here.

Today on Twitter

Here is a selection of a few tweets about Armenia. Get in touch with us via Twitter if you want to be part of this Twitter list. We retweet occasionally.

#BookGiving Day📚should indeed be marked with a special competition. Send us your translation of any of Hovhannes Tumanian’s piece into English, Russian or your preferable language. The prize will coincide with the message of the day. So looking forward!😇🇦🇲

Today marks sad anniversary of dehumanizing act of hate induced murder of #Armenia’n officer #GurgenMargaryan by #Azerbaijan’s #RamilSafarov. Subsequent release & glorification of the murderer in Azerbaijan is indignity & affront to every moral standard & human value

PR of #Armenia🇦🇲Chair of #CSW64 Mher Margaryan met with @UN_PGA Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, discussing #genderequality agenda across #SDGs in the #Decadeofaction. Upcoming anniversaries of #Beijing25, #SDG5 should serve as momentum for accelerated action for all #women & girls

🇦🇿 And #Azerbaijan just sent 80,000 masks to #China to boot: #coronavirus

https://jam-news.net/baku-is-running-out-of-medical-masks/

Main points from the remarks of @armenia’s PM Nikol #Pashinyan during the “An update on #NagornoKarabakh” event on margins of Munich Security Conference #MSC2020

“It is not a matter of territories but security. #NagornoKarabakh cannot compromise its security.”

Part 1

✊32 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.
#selfdetermination

4

Today, the Human Rights Defender of Armenia Mr. Arman Tatoyan @atatoyan met w/ Mr. Birger Karlsson, Minister-Counsellor, Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy of Sweden in Armenia @SwedeninArmenia.
#Armenia #Sweden🇦🇲 🇸🇪

11 out of the 75 members of the regional legislature perished between 1992-93 during the war in #Karabakh

In Memoriam: A Parliament at War by @emil_sanamyan for #FocusOnKarabakh

https://armenian.usc.edu/in-memoriam-a-parliament-at-war/

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
http://www.nkr.am/en/media-accreditation

Armenia Politics News Digest for Wednesday, February 19, 2020

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This is the Daily Digest of political news for Armenia for Wednesday, February 19, 2020. The notable articles are the following:

Armenia authorizes Azerbaijani search operation near the village of Movses

At the request of the Azerbaijani side, with the mediation of the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk and with the support of the ICRC, an Azerbaijani de-mining team conducted a search for an Azerbaijani soldier lost in unknown circumstances days ago on the territory between the defense posts of the Armenian and Azeri armed forces near the village of Movses.

As a result of the search work, the remains of the killed Azerbaijani soldier were found and recovered a few meters away from the Azerbaijani positions, the Armenian Defense Ministry reports.

Throughout the Armenian-authorized operation, all the
security conditions were provided for the work of the Azerbaijani search team.

Read original article here.

PM pays tribute to Gurgen Margaryan’s memory, condemns the heinous crime

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan took to Twitter to commemorate the memory of slain Armenian Officer Gurgen Margaryan and condemn the heinous crime.

“Today we are paying tribute to the memory of Gurgen Margaryan, an Armenian officer who became an innocent victim of hatred, racism and anti-Armenian policy,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

“We express
our solidarity to all members and friends of the Margaryan family,” he added.

In a separate tweet the Prime Minister said “the murder of Gurgen Margaryan and the further pardon and glorification of the convicted murderer is a vivid promotion of impunity for heinous crimes that violate fundamental human rights.”

“We are committed to preventing further occurrences of similar identity-based crimes,” the Prime Minister stated.

Read original article here.

China appreciates Armenia's help in fighting coronavirus

China appreciates Armenia's help in fighting coronavirus

February 19, 2020 – 19:12 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Chinese Ambassador to Armenia Tian Erlong on Tuesday, February 18 haded to the Armenian President Armen Sarkissian a letter from Chinese Leader Xi Jinping who thanked Armenia for supporting the fight against the coronavirus epidemic.

Sarkissian hosted the ambassador in the presidential palace on Tuesday and discussed the situation created by the coronavirus and the preventive measures undertaken by governments worldwide.

The Chinese envoy handed Jinping’s letter in which the the President of the People’s Republic expressed his gratitude to the President of Armenia, noting that support of the Armenian side in the fight against coronavirus epidemic has had its impact on the mutual trust and friendship between the two nations.

“I attach the utmost importance to the development of the Armenian-Chinese relations and stand ready together with you to put efforts to elevate our bilateral relations to a new level for the benefit of our two countries and peoples,” the letter read.

At the meeting, the parties hailed the existing level of the interstate relations and expressed confidence that the sides would continue to make efforts aimed at the development of the Armenian-Chinese friendship and expansion of the existing partnership.

The coronavirus epidemic topped two benchmarks on Tuesday, February 18, according to new numbers released by Chinese officials. With the 136 new deaths and 1,749 new cases reported, the global death toll of the virus climbed above 2,000, and the total number of confirmed cases rose to more than 75,000.

Read original article here.

Two top military officials dismissed

Based on Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s recommendation, President Armen Sarkissian has signed a decree dismissing Artur Baghdasaryan from the post of the Chief of Military Police.

According to another decree, Aleksan Aleksanyan has been dismissed from the post of the head of the department of Moral and Psychological Support of the Armed Forces.

The dismissals follow consultations chaired by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on the recent death cases in the Army.

The Prime Minister announced after the meeting that important decisions had been made, including ones on personnel changes.

Read original article here.

Interdepartmental Commission Meets to Discuss Urban Development Projects That Call for Comprehensive Solutions

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Interdepartmental Commission Meets to Discuss Urban Development Projects That Call for Comprehensive Solutions

On February 18, 2020, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan, the interdepartmental commission, established to discuss such urban development projects as may call for comprehensive solutions, met in the Office of Government.

Tigran Avinyan noted that the Commission will discuss major urban development projects, problematic projects, as well as problems existing in the field of urban development and the proposed solutions. The meeting agenda featured four key items: the Old Yerevan Urban Development Program, the project of District 33 in Yerevan, the Kond District Rehabilitation Program, as well as the issue of suspended construction permits.

There was an active discussion on the progress and existing issues concerning the projects of Old Yerevan, Kond and District 33. It was decided to appoint responsible persons to coordinate the work of the programs of Old Yerevan and District 33 in order to speed up the ongoing activities and organize them more efficiently. A special task force will be set up for the Kond District project to work out and study the prospective concepts for Kond’s development.

Reference was made to the sites suspended due to disputes over construction permits in Yerevan. The Mayor of Yerevan reported the current situation and the statistics of the suspension of construction. It was decided that the Commission should examine the matter in all detail and find solutions that would minimize unnecessary and groundless disputes.
 

Read original article here.

China’s Xi Jinping hails Armenia’s support in fighting the coronavirus

China’s President Xi Jinping has commended Armenia’s efforts in helping China fight the new type of coronavirus.

President Armen Sarkissian received today the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Republic of Armenia Tian Erlong.

The President of Armenia and Ambassador of China spoke in particular about the situation created by the coronavirus infection and preventive measures.

Ambassador Tian Erlong passed to President Sarkissian a letter from the President of China Xi Jinping in which the latter expressed his gratitude to the President of Armenia noting that support of the Armenian side in the fight against coronavirus epidemic has had its impact on the mutual trust at the highest level and friendship of the two nations.

“I attach the utmost importance to the development of the Armenian-Chinese relations and stand ready together with you to put efforts to elevate our bilateral relations to a new level for the benefit of our two countries and peoples,” the letter of the President of the People’s Republic of China reads.

At the meeting, the parties hailed the existing level of the interstate relations and expressed confidence that the sides would continue to make efforts aimed at the development of the Armenian-Chinese friendship and expansion of the existing partnership.

Read original article here.

Draft resolution on honoring the memory of Armenian Genocide victims submitted to Ukrainian Parliament

A draft resolution on honoring the memory of the Armenian genocide victims has been submitted to the Ukrainian Parliament (Verkhovna Rada), AnalitikaUA.net reports.

According to the source, the legislative initiative
of the People’s Deputy of Ukraine from “Servants of the People” faction Daria
Volodina on honoring the memory of the victims of the Armenian Genocide was
registered on February 14.

Head of the Union of Armenians of Ukraine Vilen
Shatvoryanhas called the initiative “an important step demonstrating a
consistent commitment to the ideas of humanism, truth and justice.”

Three similar initiatives have been submitted to the
Verkhovna Rada over the past 10 years.

In May 2019 Anton Polyakov from the  “Servants of the People” faction  had submitted a draft resolution on Recognition
of the Armenian Genocide.

On June 6, 2013, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
registered the Draft Resolution on the Recognition of the Armenian Genocide in
the Ottoman Empire in 1915.

On April 3, 2015, the Parliament re-registered the
draft resolution on the recognition of the genocide of the Armenians by MP
Vitaly Barvinenko.. Dozens of people’s deputies joined the initiative of the
parliamentarian.

Read original article here.

Army chief invited to Parliament to discuss recent death cases

Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces Artak Davtyan has
been invited to the National Assembly to discuss the recent death cases in the
Army.

The discussion was initiated by the Parliament’s Standing Committee
on Defense and Security Affairs and the Committee on Protection of Human Rights
and Public Affairs.

The meeting is
being held behind closed doors, but participants are expected to answer
journalists’ questions, Chairman of the Standing Committee on Defense and Security
Affairs Andranik Kocharyan

Read original article here.

Today on Twitter

Here is a selection of some of the tweets about Armenia from some of the Twitter accounts we follow. Contact us via Twitter if you want to be included in this Twitter list. We retweet occasionally.

#BookGiving Day📚should indeed be marked with a special competition. Send us your translation of any of Hovhannes Tumanian’s piece into English, Russian or your preferable language. The prize will coincide with the message of the day. So looking forward!😇🇦🇲

Today marks sad anniversary of dehumanizing act of hate induced murder of #Armenia’n officer #GurgenMargaryan by #Azerbaijan’s #RamilSafarov. Subsequent release & glorification of the murderer in Azerbaijan is indignity & affront to every moral standard & human value

PR of #Armenia🇦🇲Chair of #CSW64 Mher Margaryan met with @UN_PGA Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, discussing #genderequality agenda across #SDGs in the #Decadeofaction. Upcoming anniversaries of #Beijing25, #SDG5 should serve as momentum for accelerated action for all #women & girls

🇦🇿 And #Azerbaijan just sent 80,000 masks to #China to boot: #coronavirus

https://jam-news.net/baku-is-running-out-of-medical-masks/

Main points from the remarks of @armenia’s PM Nikol #Pashinyan during the “An update on #NagornoKarabakh” event on margins of Munich Security Conference #MSC2020

“It is not a matter of territories but security. #NagornoKarabakh cannot compromise its security.”

Part 1

✊32 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.
#selfdetermination

4

Today, the Human Rights Defender of Armenia Mr. Arman Tatoyan @atatoyan met w/ Mr. Birger Karlsson, Minister-Counsellor, Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy of Sweden in Armenia @SwedeninArmenia.
#Armenia #Sweden🇦🇲 🇸🇪

11 out of the 75 members of the regional legislature perished between 1992-93 during the war in #Karabakh

In Memoriam: A Parliament at War by @emil_sanamyan for #FocusOnKarabakh

https://armenian.usc.edu/in-memoriam-a-parliament-at-war/

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
http://www.nkr.am/en/media-accreditation

Armenia Culture News Digest for Tuesday, February 18, 2020

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This is the Daily Digest of culture news for Armenia for Tuesday, February 18, 2020. The notable stories are:

Elton John cuts concert short due to walking pneumonia

Sir Elton John has been forced to cut short a concert in New Zealand after falling ill with walking pneumonia, the BBC reports.

The musician, 72, lost his voice mid-way through his set at Auckland’s Mount Smart Stadium on Sunday.

“I’ve just completely lost my voice. I can’t sing,” Sir Elton told the crowd. “I’ve got to go. I’m sorry.”

Sir Elton appeared to break down in tears as he leaned on his piano and shook his head.

The audience gave the English singer a rapturous ovation as he walked gingerly off stage, helped by several assistants.

Earlier in his set, Sir Elton told the sold-out crowd he had been diagnosed with walking pneumonia on Sunday.

The concert was one of a number of New Zealand shows on Sir Elton’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour.

Read original article here.

Today on Twitter

Here are several tweets about Armenia from some of the Twitter accounts we follow. Get in touch with us via Twitter if you want to be part of this Twitter list. We retweet occasionally.

No, not finished yet… Greco-Roman #wrestlers🤼‍♂️ Karen #Aslanyan (67 kg) & Karapet #Chalyan (77 kg) ensured the presence of the Armenian flag🇦🇲 on pedestal by taking the #bronze medals🥉 during #EuropeanChampionship. Congrats to our heroes! #wretslerome

2

Happy #IndependenceDay, #Gambia 🇬🇲! We’re sending our heartfelt congratulations w/ wishes for prosperity and peace to the people of #Gambia.

At the 58th session of the Commission for Social Development, #Armenia🇦🇲highlights economic & social reform priorities for #humanrights-based, inclusive, targeted social #development. Equal economic opportunities & advanced public services are key for poverty eradication #CSocD58

🇦🇲 The referendum will decide the fate of the current composition of the country’s Constitutional Court, the head of which has been in a battle with PM #Pashinyan to retain his position. #armenia

https://jam-news.net/campaign-begins-for-constitutional-referendum-in-armenia/

Main points from the remarks of @armenia’s PM Nikol #Pashinyan during the “An update on #NagornoKarabakh” event on margins of Munich Security Conference #MSC2020

“It is not a matter of territories but security. #NagornoKarabakh cannot compromise its security.”

Part 1

✊32 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.
#selfdetermination

4

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. https://twitter.com/ArmenianStudies/status/1227282593516621824

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
http://www.nkr.am/en/media-accreditation

Armenia Sports News Digest for Tuesday, February 18, 2020

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This is the Daily Digest of sports news for Armenia for Tuesday, February 18, 2020. The top articles are the following:

Armenian women’s national team to face Lithuania in a friendly

The Armenian women’s national team will hold a training
session at the Football Academy from February 28 to March 6, the Football
Federation of Armenia informs.

Coached by Manuk Sargsyan, the women’s team will
face Lithuania twice in friendlies.

The matches will take plane on March 4 and 6.

Read original article here.

Armenian divers win synchro silver at FINA Grand Prix

Armenian divers win synchro silver at FINA Grand Prix

February 17, 2020 – 12:43 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Armenian divers Vladimir Harutyunyan and Vartan Bayanduryan took silver in the men’s 10-metre synchro of the FINA Grand Prix on Sunday, February 16.

FINA is the international swimming federation recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for administering international competition in water sports

The Armenian duo scored 332.76 points in the competition, CBC reports.

Laurent Gosselin-Paradis of Montreal and Ethan Pitman of Edmonton won the gold medal, while Maicol Verzotto and Julian Verzotto of Italy took bronze.

The first leg of the FINA Diving Grand Prix began on February 14 in Madrid, Spain, the first of eight stops in total. The series will visit five continents and will conclude in Australia in November.

The next leg of the FINA Diving Grand Prix will take place in Rostock in Germany on February 20.

Read original article here

Armenian freestyle wrestler claims bronze at European Championships

Armenian freestyle wrestler claims bronze at European Championships

February 17, 2020 – 11:02 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Freestyle wrestler Arsen Harutyunyan of Armenia won bronze at the European Wrestling Championships in Rome on Sunday, February 16.

Harutyunyan defeated the Greek wrestler Georgios Pilidis in the 61 kilograms event to secure the third spot.

Towards the end of the bout, Pilidis suffered a knee injury which Harutyunyan couldn’t help but notice.

Keeping to the rules of fair competition, the Armenian stopped putting pressure on his opponent and offered his help instead.

Earlier, Armenian Greco-Roman wrestlers Gevorg Gharibyan and Artur Aleksanyan had claimed the 60 and 98 kilograms titles, respectively, while Karen Aslanyan (67 kg) and Karapet Chalyan (77 lg) had won bronze medals.

Read original article here

Today on Twitter

These are a few tweets about Armenia. Get in touch with us via Twitter if you want to be part of this Twitter list. We retweet occasionally.

No, not finished yet… Greco-Roman #wrestlers🤼‍♂️ Karen #Aslanyan (67 kg) & Karapet #Chalyan (77 kg) ensured the presence of the Armenian flag🇦🇲 on pedestal by taking the #bronze medals🥉 during #EuropeanChampionship. Congrats to our heroes! #wretslerome

2

Happy #IndependenceDay, #Gambia 🇬🇲! We’re sending our heartfelt congratulations w/ wishes for prosperity and peace to the people of #Gambia.

At the 58th session of the Commission for Social Development, #Armenia🇦🇲highlights economic & social reform priorities for #humanrights-based, inclusive, targeted social #development. Equal economic opportunities & advanced public services are key for poverty eradication #CSocD58

🇦🇲 The referendum will decide the fate of the current composition of the country’s Constitutional Court, the head of which has been in a battle with PM #Pashinyan to retain his position. #armenia

https://jam-news.net/campaign-begins-for-constitutional-referendum-in-armenia/

Main points from the remarks of @armenia’s PM Nikol #Pashinyan during the “An update on #NagornoKarabakh” event on margins of Munich Security Conference #MSC2020

“It is not a matter of territories but security. #NagornoKarabakh cannot compromise its security.”

Part 1

✊32 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.
#selfdetermination

4

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. https://twitter.com/ArmenianStudies/status/1227282593516621824

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
http://www.nkr.am/en/media-accreditation

Armenia Politics News Digest for Tuesday, February 18, 2020

ITN-armenia-politics

Here is the Daily Digest of political news for Armenia for Tuesday, February 18, 2020. The top stories are:

Draft resolution on honoring the memory of Armenian Genocide victims submitted to Ukrainian Parliament

A draft resolution on honoring the memory of the Armenian genocide victims has been submitted to the Ukrainian Parliament (Verkhovna Rada), AnalitikaUA.net reports.

According to the source, the legislative initiative
of the People’s Deputy of Ukraine from “Servants of the People” faction Daria
Volodina on honoring the memory of the victims of the Armenian Genocide was
registered on February 14.

Head of the Union of Armenians of Ukraine Vilen
Shatvoryanhas called the initiative “an important step demonstrating a
consistent commitment to the ideas of humanism, truth and justice.”

Three similar initiatives have been submitted to the
Verkhovna Rada over the past 10 years.

In May 2019 Anton Polyakov from the  “Servants of the People” faction  had submitted a draft resolution on Recognition
of the Armenian Genocide.

On June 6, 2013, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
registered the Draft Resolution on the Recognition of the Armenian Genocide in
the Ottoman Empire in 1915.

On April 3, 2015, the Parliament re-registered the
draft resolution on the recognition of the genocide of the Armenians by MP
Vitaly Barvinenko.. Dozens of people’s deputies joined the initiative of the
parliamentarian.

Read original article here.

Army chief invited to Parliament to discuss recent death cases

Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces Artak Davtyan has
been invited to the National Assembly to discuss the recent death cases in the
Army.

The discussion was initiated by the Parliament’s Standing Committee
on Defense and Security Affairs and the Committee on Protection of Human Rights
and Public Affairs.

The meeting is
being held behind closed doors, but participants are expected to answer
journalists’ questions, Chairman of the Standing Committee on Defense and Security
Affairs Andranik Kocharyan

Read original article here.

Prime Minister chairs consultations on recent death cases reported in the Army

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan chaired consultations
on the recent death cases reported in the Armed Forces.

Participating in the meeting were Secretary of the
Security Council Armen Grigoryan, Minister of Defense David Tonoyan, Acting
Director of the National Security Service Eduard Martirosyan, Chief of the
General Staff of the Armed Forces Artak Davtyan, Prosecutor General Artur
Davtyan, other senior representatives of the Armed Forces and law-enforcement
agencies.

The circumstances and causes of recent deaths in the
Armed Forces were discussed. Those in charge of relevant agencies presented
reports on the criminal cases initiated.

Prime Minister Pashinyan prioritized the solution of
the issues related to the criminal subculture and discipline in the Armed
Forces and emphasized the necessity of taking consistent measures to
significantly increase the level of discipline, giving appropriate instructions
to those responsible.

Read original article here.

Heritage expects “partial, illegitimate results” from Armenia referendum

Heritage expects “partial, illegitimate results” from Armenia referendum

February 17, 2020 – 16:23 AMT

PanARMENIAN.NetHeritage party has issued a statement ahead of a referendum on constitutional amendments, noting that any outcome will bring about “partial and illegitimate results” for the country.

If the constitutional amendments are approved by the public on April 5, the powers of seven out of nine judges of the country’s top court will be suspended.

“Armenia is not a testing ground for foreign influences or interpersonal conflicts,” the party said in the statement.

“No political power has the right to become a self-proclaimed judge of loyalty to the Armenian citizens, dividing the country into sections between the anti-state and the devoted.”

While Heritage says the country needs a new top court, the party believes “the road to the Constitutional Court of our dreams cannot be built on either a rigged constitution or a partial proofreading and an attempt to legitimize it (the Constitution -Ed.) through referendum.”

The first day of the campaign of a referendum for constitutional amendments kicked off in Armenia on Monday, February 17.

The “Yes” campaign is led by Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure Development Suren Papikyan, who is also the Chairman of the Board of the ruling Civil Contract party.

The “Yes” campaign is led by Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure Development Suren Papikyan, who is also the Chairman of the Board of the ruling Civil Contract party.

Read original article here.

Constitutional referendum campaign kicks off in Armenia

Constitutional referendum campaign kicks off in Armenia

February 17, 2020 – 14:29 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – The first day of the campaign of a referendum for constitutional amendments kicked off in Armenia on Monday, February 17.

The “Yes” campaign is led by Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure Development Suren Papikyan, who is also the Chairman of the Board of the ruling Civil Contract party.

No “No” campaign has been started as both parliamentary and non-parliamentary opposition parties have announced they will not participate in the campaign.

Should lawmakers who voted in favor or against the referendum fail to start a “No” campaign by February 17, any group of 50 citizens is eligible to do so within a day.

The referendum campaign will conclude on April 3.

Armenia will be holding a referendum on constitutional amendments on April 5. If the constitutional amendments are approved by the public, the powers of seven out of nine judges of the country’s top court will be suspended.

Read original article here.

Mher Grigoryan Chairs Regular Interdepartmental Commission Meeting

Monday, 17 February 2020

Mher Grigoryan Chairs Regular Interdepartmental Commission Meeting


Chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Mher Grigoryan, the interdepartmental commission coordinating the implementation of the EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA) and the EU-Armenia Partnership Priorities Document met in the Office of Government, attended by government representatives and lawmakers.

The meeting discussed the draft roadmap on the implementation of CEPA provisions, which have not yet entered into force. The roadmap was developed through the joint efforts of the agencies concerned. The representatives of the Ministries of Healthcare, Emergency Situations, Justice and Defense, as well as the National Security Service made reports during the session.

A decision was made to finalize the roadmap and then discuss it with other interested parties. The speakers stressed the roadmap’s importance as it affects the agenda of reforms in the aforementioned areas.
 

Read original article here.

Campaign for Constitutional amendments kicks off in Armenia

The
campaign for the referendum on Constitutional amendments kicks off in Armenia
today and will continue through April 3.

The changes seek to amend
Article 213 of the Constitution related to the appointment of the president and
members of the Constitutional Court.

The proposed amendments are intended to suspend the term of the Constitutional Court President and members elected until April 9, 2018.

The referendum will take
place on April 5, 2020.

The issue put on a referendum
will be considered acceptable if at least one-quarter of the 650,000 voters
cast their ballot in favor of it.

Read original article here.

14 candidates running for President in Artsakh elections

14 candidates running for President in Artsakh elections

February 17, 2020 – 11:49 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – 14 candidates are running for President in the upcoming general elections in Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) this spring.

Both the presidential and parliamentary elections will be held on March 31, with 2 alliances and 10 parties having submitted electoral lists.

Under the country’s electoral code, registration of electoral lists of parties and alliances by 6:00pm, February 25, 18:00.

Incumbent President Bako Sahakyan has declared that he will not be seeking a fourth term in office in 2020.

Sahakyan assumed office for his third term in September 2017 after he was re-elected the president of Artsakh in July 2017.

Read original article here.

Today on Twitter

These are 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 #wrestlers🤼‍♂️ Karen #Aslanyan (67 kg) & Karapet #Chalyan (77 kg) ensured the presence of the Armenian flag🇦🇲 on pedestal by taking the #bronze medals🥉 during #EuropeanChampionship. Congrats to our heroes! #wretslerome

2

Happy #IndependenceDay, #Gambia 🇬🇲! We’re sending our heartfelt congratulations w/ wishes for prosperity and peace to the people of #Gambia.

At the 58th session of the Commission for Social Development, #Armenia🇦🇲highlights economic & social reform priorities for #humanrights-based, inclusive, targeted social #development. Equal economic opportunities & advanced public services are key for poverty eradication #CSocD58

🇦🇲 The referendum will decide the fate of the current composition of the country’s Constitutional Court, the head of which has been in a battle with PM #Pashinyan to retain his position. #armenia

https://jam-news.net/campaign-begins-for-constitutional-referendum-in-armenia/

Main points from the remarks of @armenia’s PM Nikol #Pashinyan during the “An update on #NagornoKarabakh” event on margins of Munich Security Conference #MSC2020

“It is not a matter of territories but security. #NagornoKarabakh cannot compromise its security.”

Part 1

✊32 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.
#selfdetermination

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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. https://twitter.com/ArmenianStudies/status/1227282593516621824

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
http://www.nkr.am/en/media-accreditation

Armenia Politics News Digest for Thursday, February 13, 2020

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This is the Daily Digest of political news for Armenia for Thursday, February 13, 2020. The important stories are the following (we hope you like them):

Armenia, Germany keen to strengthen relations: Pashinyan, Merkel meet in Berlin

Armenian Prime
Minister Nikol Pashinyan had a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in
Berlin.

Welcoming
the visit of the Armenian Prime Minister, Mrs. Merkel said it provides an
opportunity to discuss issues on the agenda of bilateral relations.

The Chancellor
noted that her country’s government would continue to support the Armenian side
in various ways to promote democratic reform effectively.

Prime
Minister Pashinyan touched upon the economic developments in Armenia, noting
that high growth rates were recorded in different sectors of the economy. The
Prime Minister emphasized that the Government of Armenia is interested in
expanding the German business and capital market presence in the Armenian
market and inviting German companies to participate in different investment
projects.

During the
meeting the sides discussed various issues, including cooperation in the fields
of industry, infrastructure, tourism, information technologies, education.

Prime
Minister Pashinyan also referred to the constitutional referendum in Armenia on
April 5 and its circumstances, noting that the Armenian government is going to
invite international observers to observe the referendum.

Angela
Merkel expressed support to the German government for judicial reforms in
Armenia and highlighted the steps taken by the Armenian government to develop
democratic institutions.

In a
statement to the press prior to the meeting, Chancellor Merkel said she still fondly
remembers the trip to Yerevan 2018.

“Since then
we have actually had a very close exchange, and German-Armenian relations have
also intensified,” she said.

“I was very
happy that we recently signed contracts to set up a TUMO center in Germany.
During my visit to Armenia, in Yerevan, I was very enthusiastic about this
center, in which young people are taught IT skills and learn a lot. We will
inaugurate the first German TUMO center in Berlin this autumn,” Merkel said.

She thanked Armenia for the participation in the Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan.

PM Pashinyan
said, in turn, that “Germany is a close partner of Armenia, and we feel the
strength of this partnership in both the theoretical and practical areas. “

“Our
connection to Germany is one of the bridges that connect Armenia with European
culture and science. Today I can underline that our friendship is based on
common values ​​and that these common values ​​serve as the basis for any
cooperation. I would also like to state that we have common interests in
various projects today. We are ready to do our best to strengthen these
relationships,” the Prime Minister said.

Read original article here.

Armenia hails Syrian Parliament Resolution recognizing the Genocide

Armenia has
highly appreciated the adoption of the Resolution on the recognition and
condemnation of the Armenian people by the People’s Council of the Arab
Republic of Syria.

“The
genocide unleashed by the Young Turk government, a significant part of which
took place in the territory of Syria under the Ottoman Empire at the time,
forms part of the general historic memory of the Armenian and Syrian peoples,”
the Armenian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

“The Syrian
people, who witnessed the atrocities against the Armenian people, were among
the first to extend a helping hand to the victims of the genocide. Thousands of
survivors reclaimed their new homeland in Syria by forming one of the richest Armenian
communities and contributing to the development of the country,” the statement continued.

The Foreign Ministry
said “the resolution is a vivid testimony to the centuries-old friendship and
mutual sympathy of the Armenian and Syrian peoples.

“It is a significant contribution to restoring historical justice and preventing genocides,” it concluded.

The Syrian legislative body voted unanimously today to pass a resolution recognizing and condemning the Armenian Genocide.

Read original article here.

Germany supportive of Armenia’s judicial reform – PM Pashinyan meets with Bundestag President

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan met with German Bundestag President Wolfgang Schäuble in Berlin on the sidelines of his working visit to Germany.

Welcoming the Armenian Premier to his country, the Bundestag President was pleased to state that the pledge made exactly a year ago was fulfilled: The Bundestag has ratified the EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA). Wolfgang Schäuble expressed confidence that Nikol Pashinyan’s visit to Berlin will impart fresh impetus to the furtherance of Armenian-German relations.

Thankful for CEPA ratification, Prime Minister Pashinyan said it will facilitate the reform process in Armenia. “Armenia has recorded tangible progress in its international ratings as regards democracy. Our government sets another important goal in developing relationships with Germany. We are interested in your country’s experience as a long-established and well-organized parliamentary state, given the fact Armenia embraced the semi-presidential system of governance in 2018,” the Prime Minister said, highlighting the importance of German know-how from the perspective of building a more functional system of governance in our country.

Nikol Pashinyan underscored that his government’s ultimate goal is to ensure that democracy is irreversible in Armenia, supported by an independent and reliable judicial system. The Prime Minister gave details of the decision to hold a referendum on constitutional reforms this April 5. Nikol Pashinyan invited German Bundestag to send observers to monitor the upcoming referendum.

The Bundestag President voiced support for the judicial reform and the democratic process underway in our country. He advised that they are closely following Armenia’s domestic developments.

Taking the opportunity, the interlocutors touched upon the development of cooperation between the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and the European Union. Wolfgang Schäuble expressed hope that Armenia and Prime Minister Pashinyan personally will continue to promote interactions between the two Unions.

The Head of the Armenian Government stressed the need to look for new partnership formulas between the EAEU and the European Union, noting that the issue is being discussed within the EAEU.

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Syrian Parliament recognizes the Armenian Genocide

The Syrian Parliament voted unanimously today to adopt a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide, SANA reports.

The Parliament’s Secretary Rami Saleh was earlier quoted by Ahval News as saying that “the history of the Ottoman Empire is full of massacres of various components of the Armenian, Syrian peoples and others.”

The website quoted the head of the Council’s Arab and Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Committee, MP Boutros Morjana as saying: “There is no doubt that the massacre certainly occurred and there was a genocide of the Armenian, Assyrian and Syriac peoples. It is time to recognize this genocide.”

The resolution was presented by the Syria-Armenia parliamentary friendship group.

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Syrian Parliament to vote on a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide

The Syrian Parliament will vote today on a resolution on recognition and condemnation of the Armenian Genocide, the Parliament’s Secretary Rami Saleh has declared, Ahval News reports.

He has said the history of the Ottoman Empire is full of massacres of various components of, Armenians, Syrians and others.

The newspaper quoted the head of the Council’s Arab and Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Committee, MP Boutros Morjana as saying: “There is no doubt that the massacre certainly occurred and there was a genocide of the Armenian, Assyrian and Syriac peoples. It is time to recognize this genocide.”

The resolution has been presented by the Syria-Armenia parliamentary friendship group.

Today’s vote by the Syrian Parliament comes amid escalating tensions between Turkish and Syrian forces in Idlib governorate, eastern Syria.

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Azerbaijan "using Karabakh conflict to cover up its failure in democracy"

Azerbaijan

February 13, 2020 – 12:57 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Azerbaijan is trying to use the Nagorno Karabakh conflict as a cover-up for its failure in democracy, spokeswoman for the Armenian Foreign Ministry Anna Naghdalyan said Thursday, February 13.

Naghdalyan made the comments after Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement claiming that voters from Karabakh participated in recent parliamentary elections as well, while some newly elected parliamentarians were also elected representatives of Karabakh.

“On a number of occasions, we have stated that the establishment and enhancement of democratic societies in the region are in the interests of regional stability, development and prosperity,” Naghdalyan said.

“We are aware of the assessment of those elections by the international observers. As it was assessed by the preliminary report of the international observation mission and the heads of the observation mission, the elections were marred by systematic and gross violations.

The spokeswoman said Azerbaijan is once again trying to use the conflict as a cover-up for its failure in democracy and extremely low level of legitimacy of the elections.

“The false and empty claims of Azerbaijan pretending that representatives of Nagorno-Karabakh have been elected in those elections vividly illustrate Azerbaijan’s distorted perception of democracy,” the diplomat said.

“The people of Artsakh have never participated in the elections of Azerbaijan either now, or throughout the entire history of the Republic of Azerbaijan.”

Naghdalyan reminded that the people of Artsakh will exercise their right to vote in the upcoming nationwide elections to be held in the country on March 31 and elect their representatives – the President and the members of the National Assembly – through free expression of will.

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People of Artsakh never participated in Azerbaijani elections – Armenian MFA

The people of Artsakh have never participated in the elections of
Azerbaijan either now, or throughout the entire history of the Republic of
Azerbaijan, Spokesperson for the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Anna
Naghdalyan has stated.

“The people of Artsakh will exercise their right to vote in the upcoming nationwide elections to be held in their Homeland on March 31, in which the people of Artsakh will elect their representatives – the President and the members of the National Assembly through free expression of will,” she added.

The comments come after the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry issued a
statement, claiming that voters from Nagorno-Karabakh participated in the
recent parliamentary elections highly criticized by international observers.

Naghdalyan reiterated Armenia’s stance that “establishment and
enhancement of democratic societies in the region are in the interests of
regional stability, development and prosperity.”

“We are aware of the assessment
of those elections by the international observers. As it was assessed by the
preliminary report of the international observation mission and the heads of
the observation mission, the elections were marred by systematic and gross
violations,” she stated.

“Once again Azerbaijan is trying to use the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict as a cover up of its failure in democracy and extremely low level of legitimacy of the elections. The false and empty claims of Azerbaijan claiming that representatives of Nagorno-Karabakh have been elected in those elections vividly illustrate Azerbaijan’s distorted perception of democracy,” the Spokesperson stated.

Read original article here.

Armenia PM details top court developments to OSCE envoys

Armenia PM details top court developments to OSCE envoys

February 12, 2020 – 17:38 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Wednesday, February 12 hosted ambassadors of Armenia-accredited OSCE countries, his office reveals.

“Pashinyan addressed in detail the situation around the Constitutional Court, the referendum on Constitutional amendments and the circumstances that led to the decision to hold a referendum,” the statement from the government reads.

“The Prime Minister on his government’s comprehensive reform agenda, the ongoing democratic transformations and the government’s anti-corruption policy.”

In conclusion, Pashinyan answered questions by the ambassadors.

Read original article here.

IAEA hails Armenia’s efforts towards enhancing nuclear security

On a working visit to
Austria, Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan met with Rafael Gross, Director
General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Deputy Minister of
Territorial Administration and Infrastructure Hakob Vardanyan was also present
at the meeting.

Minister Mnatsakanyan
noted that Armenia, being a proponent of peaceful use of nuclear energy,
attaches great importance to the cooperation with the IAEA. The sides highly
appreciated the effective cooperation existing between Armenia and the IAEA and
expressed their readiness to make joint efforts to point out new horizons of
cooperation and make full use of the existing potential.

The parties touched
upon a number of issues on the agenda of the Armenia-IAEA interaction, in
particular the terms of operation and safe operation of the Metsamor Nuclear
Power Plant, the development of nuclear energy and nuclear security. The IAEA
Director General highly appreciated Armenia’s ongoing reforms aimed at
enhancing security in the field of nuclear energy.

The Minister
emphasized the importance of peaceful use of nuclear energy in the economic
development and energy security of Armenia. In this context, the two sides
underscored the effective cooperation between Armenia and the Agency in the
field of peaceful use of nuclear energy.

Read original article here.

Armenian PM to attend Munich Security Conference

Prime
Minister Nikol Pashinyan will pay a working visit to the Federal Republic of
Germany on February 13-15.

During
the visit, the Prime Minister will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in
Berlin. The leaders of the two countries will make statements for the press.
Nikol Pashinyan will also meet with the President of the Bundestag Wolfgang
Schauble.

The
head of government will meet with the German scientific and expert circles at the
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung of the Social Democratic Party.

On
February 14, PM Pashinyan will leave for Munich to attend the official opening
ceremony of the Munich Security Conference. He is expected to hold a number of
bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the event.

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Today on Twitter

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No, not finished yet… Greco-Roman #wrestlers🤼‍♂️ Karen #Aslanyan (67 kg) & Karapet #Chalyan (77 kg) ensured the presence of the Armenian flag🇦🇲 on pedestal by taking the #bronze medals🥉 during #EuropeanChampionship. Congrats to our heroes! #wretslerome

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Useful dialogue w/ @GhadaFathiWaly of @UNODC. Discussed broad national reforms in anti-corruption, law enforcement & judicial systems. Reaffirmed that transnational level of crime and illicit trafficking requires robust intl coop, as no single nation can address challenges alone.

At the #UNSC open debate, PR of #Armenia🇦🇲stresses the importance of transitional justice for strengthening #RuleOfLaw, highlights the role of @theICTJ and legal analysis on #ArmenianGenocide. Condemnation of past atrocities is vital for upholding #HumanRights & #sustainablepeace

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

✊32 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.
#selfdetermination

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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.

‼On Feb 13, 1988 tens of thousands of people participated in first major demonstration in #Stepanakert, demanding reunification with #Armenia. Since then mass demonstrations were held in #Stepanakert, #Hadrut, #Martuni, #Askeran & #Yerevan.
#Karabakh
📎http://www.nkr.am/en/karabakh-national-liberation-movement

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Today on Facebook

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