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Armenia to host conference on International Religious Freedom and Peace

The Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin will host a conference on International Religious Freedom and Peace from 9 to 10 September 2021 with with the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians.

Access to places of worship in conflict zones, protecting religious and ethnic minorities, and preserving cultural heritage, are just some of the topics that will be addressed.

During the 2020 war unleashed by Azerbaijan, the Republic of Artsakh has seen large swathes of its land taken over by Azerbaijan. Concerns have been raise

15th Conference of the International Association for Armenian Studies held at the University of Halle, Germany

The 15th General Conference of the International Association for Armenian Studies was held at the Martin Luther University in Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, September 2-4. It was held in digital format this year due to the restrictions caused by epidemic situation, but this did not in any way hinder the involvement and unprecedented activity of a large number of participants.

During three days, about 100 representatives from 20 countries, including prominent professors and scholars, discussed current issues and challenges in various fields of Armenology. On the first day of the conference, the participants were greeted by AIEA President Valentina Calzolari, the Vice-President of the Saxony-Anhalt Parliament Wolf Gall

MEP Loucas Fourlas issues statement on 30th anniversary of proclamation of the Republic of Artsakh

Member of the European Parliament Loucas Fourlas has issued a statement on the 30th anniversary of proclamation of the Republic of Artsakh:

“On the occasion of the beginning of the new parliamentary term, as Chairman of the Armenia-European Parliament Friendship group, I wish to send a message of support and hope to the entire Armenian people.

I want to assure you that, here in the European Parliament, you have friends who support you and will stand by you. But I particularly want to address the people of Artsakh. I know how m

Artsakh Army denies shooting in the direction of Shushi

Artsakh’s Defense Ministry has denied shelling the military positions in Shushi.

The comments come after the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry issued a sratement, claiming that the Armenian side shelled its military positions in Shushi on September 3, from 01:00 to 02:15.

The Azerbaijani side also claimed that the Armenian side had suffered losses and retreated after retaliatory actions.

The Artsakh Defense Ministry describes the statement as misinformation and notes that the Defense Army Units strictly adhere to the ceasefire regime and resort to response actions only

U.S. Congressional leaders stand in solidarity with Artsakh on 30th anniversary of Independence

A bipartisan group representing the Congressional Armenian Caucus joined with Armenians across the U.S. and around the world in marking the 30th anniversary of the Republic of Artsakh’s (Nagorno Karabakh) independence, pledging to continue efforts to strengthen U.S.-Artsakh ties and push back against ongoing Azerbaijani and Turkish aggression, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).

“We mark Artsakh’s independence with our work, together, with our Congressional allies – advancing a targeted array of ANCA-backed legislative initiatives blocking U.S. military aid to Azerbaijan and securing U.S. humanitarian assistance to Artsakh,” said ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian. “In particular, we look forward, in the coming days and weeks, to cooperating with our Congressional friends, coalition partners, and community activists to stop all Defense Department funding for Azerbaijan’s army – through the FY22 National Defense Authorization Act.”

California Assembly panel passes resolution on sister state relationship with Armenia’s Syunik

Massis Post – Assemblymember Chris Holden’s resolution, ACR 105, that establishes a sister state relationship between California and the Armenian Province of Syunik – the southernmost province in Armenia, passed the Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy on Thursday.

The resolution declares California’s solidarity with Syunik and will encourage and facilitate mutually beneficial educational, economic, and cultural exchanges. The resolution is joint authored by Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian, and coauthored by Assemblymembers Lisa Calderon, Laura Friedman, Vince Fong, Jesse Gabriel, Christina Garcia, Mike Gipson, Tom Lackey, Kevin Mullin, Luz Rivas, and Senators Bob Archuleta, Andreas Borgeas, Maria Elena Durazo, Bob Hertzberg,

Moody's emphasizes effectiveness of Armenian government’s economic policy

A regular Cabinet meeting took place today, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia Suren Papikyan.

At the beginning of the meeting, the Deputy PM congratulated on the occasion of the Proclamation Day of the Republic of Artsakh, saying, ”Dear colleagues, September 2 is a very important and memorable day. I congratulate all of us on the occasion of the Day of the Republic of Artsakh, wishing the Armenians of Artsakh endurance and will to withstand existing challenges’’.

Before starting the discussion of the issues on the agenda, the Deputy PM informed that on August 31 reputable international ”Moody’s’’ rating agency published a regular report, leaving the rating for Armenia the same, setting the current rating at Ba3, with a stable outlook.


Congressional Armenian Caucus leaders mark 30th anniversary of Artsakh independence

Congressional Armenian Caucus leaders mark 30th anniversary of Artsakh independence; call on the U.S. to penalize Turkey and Azerbaijan for ongoing aggression against Artsakh and Armenia; urge OSCE Minsk Group leaders to include Artsakh in renewed peace negotiations.

The full text of the Congressional Armenian Caucus letter to Artsakh President Arayik Harutyunyan below:

President Harutyunyan:

We write to congratulate you and the people of the Republic of Artsakh on the 30th Anniversary of your independence.

The United States Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues offers our support and commitment to Artsakh on this celebration of three decades of your independence. We continue to stand with your people as they face with incredible resilience the ongoing cha

Armenian FM, OSCE Secretary General discuss situation resulting from Azerbaijani-Turkish aggression

Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan had a telephone conversation with OSCE Secretary General Helga Maria Schmid.

Ararat Mirzoyan noted that Armenia values the role of the OSCE as a comprehensive regional organization based on the concept of cooperative security.

Minister Mirzoyan stressed that the Armenian side is interested in deepening cooperation in all three areas of OSCE security – military, political, economic, environmental and human. In this context, the parties emphasized the importance of continuation of the cooperation w

EBU: Armenia to participate in Junior Eurovision Song Contest

EBU: Armenia to participate in Junior Eurovision Song Contest

September 2, 2021 – 18:29 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Armenia will be participating in the 19th Junior Eurovision Song Contest on December 19, according to information shared by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and France Télévisions.

The event will take place in Paris at La Seine Musicale – a spectacular concert hall located on Île Seguin in the River Seine – with 19 countries set to participate in total.

France Télévisions will st