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Rep. Schiff says committed to strengthening US ties with free and independent Artsakh

In a message on Armenia’s Independenc Day, Congressman Adam Schiff has reiterated his committment to deepening the ties between the United States, Armenia and, and a free and independent Artsakh.

Below is the full text of the message:

Today, I join with my Armenian-American constituents and Armenians around the world to mark the 30th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Armenia.

The road to independence has not been easy, but time and time again, Armenians have proven that they are survivors. Having persevered through war and genocide, the Armenian people have emerged from these terrors united to secure a better future for their families and people. In the United States, Armenian-Americans continue to illustrate what an essential part of the national fabric they are with contributions in every field — from government, law, arts a

Park of Life to be established in Yerevan in memory of fallen soldiers

A Park of Life will be established in Yerevan՛s Botanical Garden in memory of those killed in the Artsakh wars, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said addressing the main event dedicated to the 30th anniversary of Armenia’s independence in the Republic Square.

Trees symbolizing their life and presence will be planted, and the culmination of the park will be the

Artsakh’s Arayik Harutyunyan visits Armenia’s First President Levon Ter-Petrosyan

President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan visited the first President of the Republic of Armenia Levon Ter-Petrosyan in Yerevan to congratulate him on the 30th anniversary of Armenia.

The interlocutors discussed issues related to the recent developments in Artsakh, the clarification of tits international status and the efforts in that direction.

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Armenia celebrates 30 years of independence

Armenia celebrates 30 years of independence

September 21, 2021 – 12:22 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – On September 21, Armenians throughout the world are celebrating the 30th anniversary of Armenia’s independence.

With a unanimous national vote 30 years ago, the third Republic of Armenia was born on September 21, 1991, to give the Armenian people the right to build their future, be the masters of their land and regain statehood.

On September 21, 1991, a referendum on Armenia’s secession from the USSR was held, with 94.99% of the people voting for an independent and democratic Armenia.

Two days later, Armenia’s Central Electoral Commission released the refe

Armenian President calls for unity, awareness on Independence Day

Armenian President calls for unity, awareness on Independence Day

September 21, 2021 – 13:08 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – President Armen Sarkissian on Tuesday, September 21 is the 30th anniversary of independence of the Republic of Armenia, as the country is going through a “critically difficult situation, with many problems and challenges,” such as the aftermath of the Second Karabakh War and the coronavirus pandemic.

“For thirty years, due to various objective and subjective reasons, we have not been able to fully realize the opportunity provided by independence, develop our victory and success. Everything seemed to be there for it, fr

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

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

Report on Azerbaijan’s violation of Armenians’ religious rights in Artsakh submitted to UN Special Rapporteurs

The Armenian Bar Association has submitted its Third Report to the UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights and the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, to bring to continue to document the serious and worsening developments in Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) .

The Third Report focuses on the numerous ways in which Azerbaijan has curtailed, and continues to curtail, the rights of Armenian-Christians to exercise their religion freely in their ancestral lands which Azerbaijan seized control of less than one year ago. The pattern of Azerbaijan’s conduct documented in this report includes: 

1. Eliminating physical security for Armenians in Azerbaijani-occupied territories. 
2. Blocking access of religious sit

Azerbaijani forces fired at Armenian positions near Shushi on September 17, Russia MOD confirms

Three cases of ceasefire violation were registered in Shushi region on September 17, the Russian Ministry of Defense reports.

The Ministry quotes the Armenian side as saying that the shots were fired frim the positions of the armed forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

As a result of the shelling, two servicemen of the armed force of Artsakh were injured.

The command of the peacekeeping

Armenians have lived in Artsakh for centuries: President Sarkissian addresses the Summit of Minds

President Armen Sarkissian participated in a plenary discussion on “Geopolitics: Where is the world going?” held within the framework of the Summit of Minds in Chamonix, France.

As a keynote speaker, President Sarkissian addressed the challenges of the modern world. Speaking about the war unleashed by Azerbaijan against Artsakh, the President stressed that in Nagorno Karabakh, in Armenian Artsakh, Armenians have historically lived for thousands of years.

“If you go to Karabakh, you will find churches from 4th, 5th centuries, because Armenians have lived there for thousands of years. Today we have an issue with our neighbor Azerbaijan, and we appeal to the international community, UNESCO, concerned about the fate of these religious and cultural monument