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Armenia wants deeper cooperation within CSTO

Armenia wants deeper cooperation within CSTO

September 3, 2021 – 12:10 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Armenia is interested in deepening cooperation within the Organization for Security Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan told OSCE Secretary General Helga Maria Schmid over the phone on Thursday, September 2.

Mirzoyan noted that Armenia values the role of the OSCE as a regional organization based on the comprehensive and cooperative security concept. He said the Armenian side is interested in deepening the cooperation within the three security dimensions of the OSCE; politico-military, economic and environmental and human. In this regard, the consi

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,

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

The status of Artsakh should be finally clarified on the basis of peoples’ right to self-determination – Armenian PM

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has issued a statement on Artsakh Republic Day:

Dear compatriots,

30 years ago on this day, the people of Artsakh announced the establishment of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic through a declaration adopted by the legitimate authorities.

By that the Armenians of Artsakh confirmed their right to dispose of their life and future and live freely. That decision was reinforced through a general referendum held on December 10 of the same year. Thus, this manifestation of the will of the people, which was the result of the Karabakh movement that had began in 1988 and was based on our people’s aspiration for democratization and freedom, became one of the examples of the expression of the right of nations

We have a historic obligation to live and create in our own homeland – Artsakh President

We have a historic obligation to live and create in our own homeland, President of the Republic of Artsakh Arayik Harutyunyan said in a message on Artsakh Republic Day.

The message reads:

”Dear compatriots,

September 2 is the most important day in our life. The Nagorno Karabakh Republic was proclaimed at the joint session of the Nagorno Karabakh and Shahumyan regional councils of people’s deputies convened in Stepanakert thirty years ago. We have had achievements and losses on the way to state building.

I bow my head in memory

Armenia vows to advance Karabakh's right to self-determination

Armenia vows to advance Karabakh's right to self-determination

September 2, 2021 – 10:39 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – The Armenian side will consistently advance the realization of the right of the people of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) to self-determination, Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan said in an interview with RIA Novosti on Wednesday, September 1.

“The Republic of Armenia has repeatedly stated at the highest level that it is ready to resume the peace process on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict on the basis of well-known principles, i.e. non-use of force or threat of force, equality and self-determination of peoples, and territorial in

The UK announces £500,000 in funding to support UNDP to respond to last year’s Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

The UK has provided half a million pounds to help clear landmines in and around Nagorno-Karabakh, to make the area safe, prevent injuries and save lives following last year’s conflict.

The funds given to the United Nations Development Programme will help with training and personnel to support mine clearance and make contaminated land safe for human use in and around Nagorno-Karabakh.

As a leading force for good in the region, the UK was the first country to announce humanitarian support following the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, with £1 million donated to the International Committee of the Red Cross to support those affected.

Now the UK is calling on other countries to support the UN initiative to help thousands of people affected by the con

Artsakh marks Republic Day

The Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) celebrates the 30th anniversary of proclamation of the Republic.

On September 2, 1991, a joint session of the People’s Deputies of the Nagorno Karabakh Autonomous Region and Shahumian regional councils declared the establishment of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic (NKR) within the borders of the former Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast (NKAO) and Shahumian region.

The people of Nagorno Karabakh exercised the right enshrined in the then legislation, in particular, the law of April 3, 1990 USSR “The Regulation Governing Questions Concerning the Secession of a Union Republic from the USSR”.

Just a few days before the official collapse of the Soviet Union, on December 10, 1991, a referendum was held in Nagorno Karabakh with the overwhelming majority of the population (99.98%) vo