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Pope congratulates Armenia on Independence Day

His Holiness Pope Francis has sent a congratulatory message to President Armen Sarkissian on the occasion of Armenia’s Independence Day. The message reads:

“On the occasion of the celebration of the 30th anniversary of your country’s independence, September 21, I send you my happy, warm congratulations, as well as my wishes for prosperity and peace to the Armenian people.

I pray to Almighty God to bless the efforts of all those who work responsibly and fully for the security and prosperity of the people. May the divine blessing be with the people of Armenia and with you. ”<

Armenian FM to attend UN General Assembly session, meet Minsk Group Co-Chair in New York

Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan will leave for New York today for a working visit. The Foreign Minister will participate in the works of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Minister Mirzoyan is expected to have a number of bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the session.

The Foreign Minister will also hold a meeting with the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs.

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France will spare no effort to find a lasting solution to Karabakh conflict – Macon

France will spare no effort to find a lasting solution to the conflict within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairmanship, French President Emmanuel Macron said in a congratulatory message to Armenian President Armen Sarkissian on the occasion of 30th anniversary of independence.

“I appreciate the significant path that the Armenian people have taken exactly 30 years ago since gaining independence to build a modern, democratic state. Thus, overcoming a number of trials, your country has managed to strengthen the activities of the institutions,” Mr. Macron said.

“France and Armenia are connected with a privileged relationship deeply rooted in history. These close and trusting friendly relations continue today in all spheres. I hope that this connection, whic

Message of His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians on Armenian Independence Day

Beloved people in Armenia, Artsakh and the Diaspora,

This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of the re-establishment of our independent statehood.

Three decades ago, our people, with a united will, chose the path of rebuilding its independence, to fulfill their centuries-old desire and dream with enthusiasm and inspiration.

Our people have traversed a difficult path of state-building, facing many challenges and making great sacrifices.

With glorious victories, successes and achievements, we also had omissions, wrong processes, both in the homeland and in the international arena.

Last year our nation went through a new trial. Azerbaijan again unleashed a war against the Republic of Artsakh.

The worst consequences of the catastrophic wa

Armenia marks 30th anniversary of independence

Armenia marks the 30th anniversary of independence.

On September 21,1991 Armenia held a nationwide referendum, which saw over 99 percent of voters approve the republic’s commitment to independence. Two days later, on September 23, the Supreme Council proclaimed Armenia an independent state.

The first President was elected through a nationwide election in November 1991.

On December 21, 1991, Armenia joined the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

The adoption of the Constitution on July 5, 1995 became one of the most remarkable events in the proc

Opening of regional communications will help overcome Armenia’s 30-year blockade – PM

The opening of regional communications should finally give Armenia an opportunity to overcome the 30-year blockade, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said at the opening ceremony of the Armenian Business Forum in Yerevan.

According to him, it will lead to a “significant change in the investment climate in Armenia, and transformation in Armenia’s economic structure, so that the country and the state becomes more resilient and competitive’’

Nikol Pashinyan noted that there has been much talk about the political agenda of regional developments.

“We greatly appreciate the support from our strategic ally, the Russian Federation, in moving forward that agenda, delimitation and demarcation of borders and restoration of the peace process. I have to emphasize that we realize and record that the constructive position of Russia, which we can see today, is extremely important for solving these issues’,” the Prime Minister said.

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Tashir Group announces plans for nearly $780 million investment in Armenia and Republic of Artsakh

Tashir Group is planning to invest up to $600 million to ensure Armenia’s energy security, create new production capacities and modernize of electric networks, President of Tashir Group of Companies, Chair of the Association of Armenian Entrepreneurs Samvel Karapetyan said at the Armenia Business Forum 2021.

Announcing the plans, Samvel Karapetyan said energy is the basis of development of any economy, and it is doubly important in case of Armenia.

The second important direction is industry, he said. “Sustainable development of the country is impossible without the development of production capacities, including the implementation of new innovative solutions in the sphere. The development of new capacities in the locomotive of the whole economy, which in

Iran expects Armenia to build alternative to road blocked by Azerbaijan

Iran expects Armenia to build alternative to road blocked by Azerbaijan

September 20, 2021 – 17:22 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Iran expects Armenia to build an alternative road through Goris as soon as possible to replace the one recently blocked by the Azerbaijanis, the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic to Yerevan Abbas Badakhshan Zohouri said on Monday, September 20.

Zohouri reminded that after the 44-day war in Karabakh, a trilateral statement was signed by Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia, and although some sections of said road went under Azerbaijan’s control, the sides did agree on the unhindered movement of transport along th

Official: Armenia has no contacts with Turkey "at the moment"

Official: Armenia has no contacts with Turkey

September 20, 2021 – 16:18 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Press Secretary of the Prime Minister of Armenia Mane Gevorgyan on Monday, September 20 commented on the remarks of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who said Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has arrange a meeting.

Gevorgyan told Armenpress that Pashinyan outlined his views on starting a conversation with Turkey during a recent Q&A session in parliament, stating that high-level contacts should only follow working discussions, and that he has also detailed his vision to international partners.

“At the moment, there have been no contacts between th

Pashinyan congratulates Putin on victory in State Duma elections

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan sent a congratulatory message to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on the victory of the United Russia Party in the State Duma elections. The message states:

“Dear Vladimir Vladimirovich,

Please accept my sincere congratulations on the convincing victory of the United Russia party in the State Duma elections in the Russian Federation. The results of the elections show the support of Russian citizens for the political course pursued by the country’s political leadership.

I wish you to implement all the