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Slovakia interested in the development of multilateral cooperation with Armenia, Foreign Minister tells PM Pashinyan

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan received a delegation led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia Ivan Korčok, who is on an official visit in Armenia.

The Prime Minister welcomed Mr. Korčok’s visit to Armenia and highlighted the continuous development of relations with Slovakia. The Prime Minister expressed satisfaction for that Slovakia shows interest in establishing peace and stability in the South Caucasus region.

In this context, Prime Minister Pashinyan referred to the situation created by the war unleashed by Azerbaijan against the Republic of Artsakh last year, its failure to fulfill the agreement on the return of Armenian prisoners of war, as well as the incursions of Azerbaijani forces into Armenia’s sovereign territory

US legislators press for statutory ban on military aid to Baku

In the hours leading up to Tuesday’s filing deadline, three senior members of the U.S. House have introduced amendments to the fiscal year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (H.R.4350) zeroing out U.S. military aid to Azerbaijan, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).

“We thank Representatives Speier, Pallone, and Sherman for giving their Congressional colleagues the long-overdue opportunity for an up-or-down vote on zeroing out any and all U.S. military aid to oil-rich Azerbaijan,” said Aram Hamparian, Executive Director of the ANCA. “In the wake of Azerbaijan’s ethnic cleansing last year of 100,000+ indigenous Armenians from Artsakh – amid Aliyev’s ongoing invasion and occupation of Armenian territory – the Congress must act in a bipartisan manner to hold

SBS apologises to Armenian-Australians for breaching code of practice in report on Artsakh

SBS (Special Broadcasting Service) has apologised to the Armenian-Australian community after an independent Ombudsman determined that a report aired by the Australian network’s World News program concerning the 2020 Nagorno Karabakh War breached its Code of Practice, reported the Armenian National Committee of Australia (ANC-AU).

The three-minute segment in question, which was sourced from Al Jazeera and presented on 3rd July 2021, placed the blame of landmines left in the Azerbaijani-occupied territories of Artsakh squarely on the Armenian side. It failed the fundamental principles of media objectivity and the importance of providing the perspectives of all sides of a conflict, including perspectives from third parties, such as from independent international human righ

Azerbaijani troops steal Armenian villager's car – town chief

Azerbaijani troops steal Armenian villager's car – town chief

September 13, 2021 – 19:15 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – The Azerbaijanis have stolen a UAZ vehicle belonging to a resident of the village of Tegh in Armenia’s Syunik province, community head Nerses Shadunts has told Pastinfo.

The vehicle ran out of fuel the moment the man accidentally entered areas currently under Azerbaijani control three days ago, Shadunts said on Monday, September 13. The man realized his mistake after driving only 100-200 meters into Azeri-held areas but

Kamo Vardanyan appointed Defense Minister of Artsakh

Major General Kamo Vardanyan has been appointed Minister of Defense of the Artsakh Republic, Commander of the Defense Army. A relevant decree has been signed by president Arayik Harutyunyan.

Born March 18, 1966 in the village of Norshen, Martuni region, Kamo Vardanyan has been serving in the Defense Army of Artsakh since February 1, 1992. From 1992 to 2012 he held a number of command positions in different military units of the Defense Army.

From 2007 to 2012 he was the commander of the Defense Army mountaineering unit. On November 12, 2012, by the decree of the President of the Republic of Artsakh, he was appointed First Deputy Chief of Staff of the Defense Army.

On May 6, 2011, by the decree of the President of the Republic of Artsakh, he was awarded the military rank of Major General. Partici

Armenia stands in solidarity with the US in commemorating 9/11 victims

On 20th anniversary of 9/11, Armenia stand in solidarity with the friendly people of the US in commemorating innocent victims of terrorist attacks, Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan said in a Twitter post.

“Last year, Armenians of Artsakh encountered the horror of terrorism, and Armenia will put it utmost efforts in global fight against terrorism,” the Foreign Minister added.

On Tuesday 11 September 2001 suicide attackers seized US passenger jets and crashed them into two New York skyscrapers, killing thousands of people.

The attack remains one of the most traumatic events of the century, not only for Americans but also for the world.

Four planes flying over the eastern

Armenian President hosts participants of international conference, highlights the importance of national identity

At the presidential residence, President Armen Sarkisian hosted the participants of the conference on International Religious Freedom and Peace -representatives of sister churches, Christian organizations, scholars and public figures from different countries.

The Director of the Foreign Relations and Protocol Department of the Mother See, His Grace Archbishop Nathan Hovhannisyan presented the purpose and agenda of the conference, noting that the current challenges of the world, as well as a number of problems facing our people in the post-war situation were discussed during the conference organized by the Mother See’s Propaganda Center and the Artsakh Committee for the Preservation of Cultural and Cultural Heritage.

“We focused on the iss

Armenian Ambassador briefs Rep. Speier on situation in Artsakh

Lilit Makunts, Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to the United States of America, held a virtual meeting with Co-Chair of Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D – California).

Ambassador Makunts briefed Rep. Speier on the situation around Artsakh and stressed the urgency of addressing priority humanitarian issues followed by the 44-day war.

In this regard, Ambassador Makunts emphasized the need for unconditional repatriation of Armenian prisoners of war and captured civilians held in Azerbaijan. I

the interlocutors emphasi

Baroness Caroline Cox awarded St. Sahak – St. Mesrop Order of the Armenian Apostolic Church

His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, received in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin member of the House of Lords, Baroness Caroline Cox.

His Holiness expressed his joy for Baroness Cox’ visit to Armenia and her participation in the conference on International Religious Freedom and Peace. His Holiness appreciated the Baroness’ efforts in various international instances to protect the right of the Armenians of Artsakh to live freely and independently, as well as to provide constant support and assistance to t

Artsakh FM meets Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians

On September 10, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh David Babayan was received by Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians His Holiness Karekin II  in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin.

Various issues related to the current situation in Artsakh and the church-society relations were discussed during the meeting.

David Babayan expressed his gratitude to the Catholicos of All Armenians for keeping Artsakh in the focus of attention, his substantial contribution to the process of developing and strengthening our country, emphasizing th