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Turkish-Azerbaijani aggression against Artsakh cannot be considered inter-religious confrontation – FM

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh David Babayan participated in the conference on International Religious Freedom and Peace chaired by  His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians.
 
David Babayan briefed the participants on the situation established as a result of the war unleashed by Azerbaijan, Turkey and international terrorists against Artsakh, the destruction of the Armenian historical and cultural heritage by Azerbaijan in the occup

Turkish Democracy Project joins calls to stop drone technology supply to Turkey

The Turkish Democracy Project (TDP) has called on three US companies to cut ties with Baykar Makina, whose TB2 drones have become a weapon of choice for repressive regimes around the world and which have been implicated in attacks on civilians in Armenia while prolonging bloody conflicts in Syria and Libya. These companies now risk major legal consequences for acting contrary to international sanctions.

Turkey has expanded its drone program over the last two decades and is now the fourth-largest unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) producer in the world. While Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues his assault on his country’s democratic infrastructure, so too is he pursuing a foreign policy which is no longer tethered to NATO values

EU-funded conference on Increased Resilience of Syrian Armenians and Host Population held in Yerevan

Today the Increased Resilience of Syrian Armenians and Host Population – IRIS Programme Final Conference took place in Yerevan.

The project aimed to enhance the economic integration of Syrian-Armenians and the host population by raising the competitiveness of the local economy by stimulating innovation and entrepreneurial spirit in Armenia.

“I believe that this support from the EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian Crisis and joint efforts of the founding organizations helped to facilitate and strengthen the economic integration of Syrian Armenians, migrants, repatriates and local entrepreneurs, contributing to the growth of Armenian SME sector. I hope that this experience would be useful for replication within different similar projects in the future,” said the Head of the European Union Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador H.E Andrea Wiktorin in her welcoming speech.

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Ombudsman's staff visits Armenians released by Azerbaijan

Ombudsman's staff visits Armenians released by Azerbaijan

September 9, 2021 – 12:22 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Members of the Human Rights Defender’s office on Wednesday, September 8 visited the two Armenian soldiers freed from Azerbaijani captivity the day before.

Their health was assessed after the Ombudsman’s staff conducted separate interviews to determine the condition of their detention.

Azerbaijan on Tuesday released Aramayis Torozyan and Artur Nalbandyan in exchange for an Azerbaijani soldier recently arrested in Nagorno-Karabakh.

The two Armenians were flown to Yerevan from Baku by a Russian military plane. The swap deal was br

Armenian, Georgian FMs discuss Persian Gulf-Black Sea international transport corridor

On a visit to Tbilisi, Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan met with Georgian Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani.

The interlocutors discussed issues on the agenda of friendly and good-neighborly Armenian-Georgian relations, expressed readiness to make efforts to further deepen the cooperation, in particular, in the political, economic, communication, cultural, humanitarian and tourism spheres.

The sides expressed confidence that the intensification of dialogue and cooperation between the two countries will contribute to regional security and stability. Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan stressed that Armenia attaches great importance to the deepening of trade and economic cooperation with Georgia, highlighting the role of the Armenia-Georgia Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation.

The interlocutors discussed issues related to the agreement on the establishment of the Persian Gulf-Black Sea international transport corridor a

HRD: Armenian PoWs tortured, deprived of food in Azerbaijan

HRD: Armenian PoWs tortured, deprived of food in Azerbaijan

September 8, 2021 – 13:59 AMT

PanARMENIAN.NetArmenian civilians and prisoners of war in Azerbaijan have been tortured, including psychologically, according to fresh analysis unveiled by Human Rights Defender Arman Tatoyan on Wednesday, September 8.

Tatoyan revealed that in some cases the Azerbaijani side provided water or food to captured Armenians only after beating and humiliating them. According to him, PoWs captured during or after the 44-day war unleashed by Azerbaijan against Nagorno-Karabakh were tortured for both their ethnicity and religion.

“We have o

Pashinyan: Armenia ready for dialogue with Turkey

Pashinyan: Armenia ready for dialogue with Turkey

September 8, 2021 – 12:57 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has said that Armenia is ready to engage in dialogue with Turkey.

Pashinyan told a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, September 8 that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has spoken about relation with Armenia. According to him, such conversations can serve as a basis for re-launching railways and roads between the two countries. Pashinyan noted that Russia has expressed readiness to support the process, while the EU, France and the United States are also interested in the matter.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan d

Two Armenian soldiers freed from Azerbaijani captivity

Two Armenian soldiers freed from Azerbaijani captivity

September 8, 2021 – 11:07 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Azerbaijan on Tuesday, September 7 released two Armenian servicemen who went missing near the Armenian-Azerbaijani border in mid-July. Aramayis Torozyan and Artur Nalbandyan were freed in exchange for an Azerbaijani soldier recently arrested in Nagorno-Karabakh.

The two Armenians were flown to Yerevan from Baku by a Russian military plane. The swap deal was brokered by Major-General Rustam Muradov, the outgoing commander of Russian peacekeeping forces stationed in Karabakh

Nalbandyan and Torozyan went missing in thick fog on July 14 after driv

All preconditions exist for the conflict settlement to enter a more active stage, Artsakh FM says

The United States, Russia and France have the general understanding that the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs should resume their activity, Artsakh’s Foreign Minister David Babayan said in an interview with Public Radio of Armenia.

“They have never ceased their activity, but have not been very active due to well-known reasons,” Babayan said, noting that all preconditions exists for the settlement process to enter a more active stage.

The comments come after the President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan <a href="https://en

Armenia, Karabakh Foreign Minister talks foreign policy cooperation

Armenia, Karabakh Foreign Minister talks foreign policy cooperation

September 7, 2021 – 17:59 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Foreign Minister of Armenia and Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) Ararat Mirzoyan and David Babayan met in Yerevan on Tuesday, September 7 to discuss issues of cooperation between the two Armenian states in the field of foreign policy, regional processes and the settlement of the Azerbaijani-Karabagh conflict.

The sides noted the importance of continuous expansion and intensification of cooperation, maintenance of a high level of cooperation between the Foreign Ministries of the two Armenian states, and organization of r