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Haig Kayserian Appointed Executive Director of the Armenian National Committee of Australia
SYDNEY—The Armenian National Committee of Australia (ANC-AU) National Board has announced on Dec. 20, the appointment of Haig Kayserian as new Executive Director of the ANC-AU. Kayserian will lead the Armenian-Australian community’s peak public affairs organization’s office beginning next year. The announcement of Kayserian&rsquo...
2017-12-21 16:21:17
Azerbaijani FM confirms readiness to meet with Armenia’s Nalbandian
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said on Wednesday that he is ready to meet his Armenian counterpart Edward Nalbandian. The next meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia on the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement will be held in the middle of January in one of the European countries, Mammadyarov said at a press conference f...
2017-12-20 17:43:19
Volinkin: Armenia and Russia are interested in deepening of cooperation
Opening of the Russian Centre for Science and Culture branch in Gyumri was a long-awaited event. Ivan Volinkin, the Russian Ambassador to Armenia, on Wednesday stated the aforementioned at the opening ceremony of this branch. In his words, with the opening of this branch, another humanitarian corner of Russia is created in the second largest city...
2017-12-20 17:40:40
Zohrabyan: Azerbaijan attempting to distance Karabakh conflict from OSCE Minsk Group format
YEREVAN. – Azerbaijan is attempting to smoothly distance the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict from the OSCE Minsk Group format. Naira Zohrabyan, Chairperson of the Standing Committee on European Integration of the National Assembly of Armenia, on Wednesday said the abovementioned at the Seventeenth Meeting of the EU-Armenia Parliamentary Cooperatio...
2017-12-20 17:38:35
Armenia MP: We succeeded in giving substance to new agreement with EU
YEREVAN. – A joint summary document was adopted Wednesday, as a result of the Seventeenth Meeting of the EU-Armenia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee. Committee co-chair Armen Ashotyan—who is also Chairman of the Standing Committee on Foreign Relations of the National Assembly (NA) of Armenia—told reporters at the NA that the f...
2017-12-20 17:36:31
Armenia president to address PACE delegates during winter session
At its winter session to be held in Strasbourg from 22 to 26 January 2018, the PACE will elect its President, a new Commissioner for Human Rights and also a European Court of Human Rights judge in respect of Spain. The PACE will be addressed by HRH the Crown Princess of Denmark, the Danish Foreign Affairs Minister in the capacity of Chair of the C...
2017-12-20 17:33:32
2017 AYF Junior Achievers Announced
GLENDALE—The Armenian Youth Federation Juniors Central Council announced the winners of the AYF Junior Achievers Program for 2017. An initiative, now in its second year, aims to motivate and encourage members of the AYF Juniors to be the best they can be in their academic and career related pursuits. The AYF JCC received numerous nominations...
2017-12-20 11:30:55
Volinkin: Nothing can upset allied nature of Armenia-Russia relations
YEREVAN. – Nothing can upset the allied nature of Armenian-Russian relations. Russian Federation (RF) Ambassador Ivan Volinkin on Tuesday stated the abovementioned at the New Year reception for members of the media. In his words, the current year has marked the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between two countries, and this introdu...
2017-12-19 16:16:53
Turkish journalist: Erdoğan supports Palestine that recognizes Armenian Genocide
Turkish Forum (turkishnews.com) website journalist and columnist Ahmet Güler criticized Turkey’s devotion to Palestine, and recalled that the latter recognizes Armenian Genocide. In his latest article, Güler noted that even though Turkey brought the world to its feet for Palestine and recognized East Jerusalem as its capital city, ...
2017-12-19 16:15:14
Turkish historian, recognizing Armenian Genocide, meets Sevan Nisanyan
Famous Istanbul writer of Armenian origin Sevan Nisanyan posted a photo with famous Turkish historian Taner Akçam on his Twitter account. Sevan Nisanyan commented the photo with the words: "With Taner Akçam, in the process of creating projects concerning the future of Turkey. Don't worry, everything will be fine." It should be noted...
2017-12-19 11:44:01
Newspaper: Armenia party leader tycoon MP hosts Arab sheikhs, Azerbaijan is uneasy
YEREVAN. – The news, according to which Arab sheikhs are in Armenia these days with their sons, has been at the focus of Azerbaijani media, according to Haykakan Zhamanak (Armenian Times) newspaper. “Among them [these sheikhs] is the elder son of the prince of Abu Dhabi, one of the most influential people in the UAE [United Arab Emirat...
2017-12-19 11:43:10
Armenia FM to head to Paris
YEREVAN. – At the invitation of French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development Jean-Yves Le Drian, Foreign Minister of Armenia Edward Nalbandian on Wednesday will travel to Paris. Armenian News-NEWS.am has learned the aforementioned from the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia.
2017-12-19 11:41:34
Society for Armenian Studies Elects 2017 Executive Council Officers
FRESNO, Calif.—The Society for Armenian Studies (SAS) elected its 2017 executive council officers at a meeting on Dec. 6. Bedross Der Matossian (University of Nebraska—Lincoln) was elected the new SAS President. Also elected were Vice-President Vartan Matiossian (Armenian National Education Committee, N.Y.); Secretary Khatchig Mouradian...
2017-12-19 11:31:52
Armenian National Committee of Albany Endorses Don Boyajian for U.S. Congress
ALBANY, N.Y.—The Armenian National Committee (ANC) of Albany announced Friday its endorsement of Don Boyajian, Democratic candidate for New York’s 21st Congressional District, representing the Adirondack Mountains and Thousand Islands regions of the Empire State. “ANC of Albany hereby endorses Mr. Don Boyajian as the candidate fo...
2017-12-19 11:29:30
ANCA’s 30-University Tour Continues with Visits to Harvard, Princeton, UC Berkeley, and More
WASHINGTON—The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) is filling the holiday season with a chorus of career opportunities as its 30-university tour continues, promoting a wide range of professional development programs, including the signature Hovig Apo Saghdejian Capital Gateway Program and the Leo Sarkisian Summer Internship Program ...
2017-12-19 11:27:33
Armenian Catholicos of Great House of Cilicia attends Christian and Muslim religious leaders’ congress
ANTELIAS. – Catholicos Aram I of the Armenian Church Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia—in Antelias, Lebanon—of the Armenian Apostolic Church participated in the Christian and Muslim religious leaders’ congress in Lebanon. The objective of this event was to clarify the collective posture on Jerusalem, the Catholico...
2017-12-18 11:05:01
Armenia ruling party: “Hand” that reaches out to state budget should be cut
YEREVAN. – The “hand” that reaches out to the state budget should be cut. Vahram Baghdasaryan, head of the National Assembly faction of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA), told the aforementioned to Armenian News-NEWS.am. President and RPA Chairman Serzh Sargsyan recently stated that numerous community leaders in Armen...
2017-12-18 11:04:18
Armenian MFA: Ankara goes the opposite direction
YEREVAN. – Armenian Foreign Ministry issued a statement regarding the Armenian-Turkish relations. “The December 14th comments of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey regarding the Armenian-Turkish relations is yet another flagrant example of distortion of the letter and spirit of the Zürich Protocols of 2009. Our position on...
2017-12-18 11:03:04
Armenia president speaks about his political future
YEREVAN. – Armenian president said all posts will be occupied “in a timely manner” when asked about government formation following April next year. “If we mean specific officials, it is natural that my colleagues and I are in constant search,” the President said in an interview with Armenia TV, adding that in case of ...
2017-12-15 11:41:40
Armenian president: Karen Karapetyan is very acceptable person for PM’s post
YEREVAN.- Karen Karapetyan is a very acceptable person for PM’s post, President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan said in an exclusive interview with Armenia TV. Commenting on the fact that Karen Karapetyan repeatedly stated his readiness to continue to hold the post of prime minister, Serzh Sargsyan noted: "Time hasn't come yet. When it comes, we w...
2017-12-15 11:40:55
Newspaper: New rift in Armenia between believers in national values and devotees to European values?
YEREVAN. – A controversial bill that could cause a new rift between the believers in national values and supporters of the national family unit, and the devotees to modern-day relations and European values, has been submitted to the National Assembly (NA) of Armenia, according to Zhamanak (Time) newspaper. “Next week, the draft law on ...
2017-12-15 11:38:57
Yerevan hosts international seminar on army
YEREVAN. – An international seminar, entitled “Parliamentary Oversight of Armed Forces,” has kicked off Friday at the National Assembly (NA) of Armenia, in capital city Yerevan. The NA Standing Committee on Defense and Security has organized this event, during which the participants will discuss parliamentary and public oversight...
2017-12-15 11:38:17
Turkey military carries out operations against Kurdish militants at foot of Mount Ararat
Turkish army special divisions are carrying out operations against Kurdish militants at the foot of Mount Ararat. Despite the adverse weather conditions on the mountain, the special divisions are carrying out reconnaissance flights with military helicopters, and keeping under fire the places where the winter hideaways of Kurdish militants are beli...
2017-12-14 15:49:04
Newspaper: Europeans like Armenia party leader tycoon MP’s hospitality so much
YEREVAN. – The Prosperous Armenia Party elite, led by party chairman—MP and tycoon—Gagik Tsarukyan, on Friday will receive a delegation from the Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe, according to Zhamanak (Time) newspaper. “The topic of the meeting will be the Comprehensive and Enhanced [Partnership] Agreement...
2017-12-14 15:48:13
US citizen sought on charges of planning terrorist acts in Armenia
YEREVAN. – As a result of the investigation conducted by the National Security Service (NSS) of Armenia, it was found out that in September, R. K., an Armenian who is a US citizen, registered the Martin Avagyan page with false user’s information on Facebook, and on which he posted information with respect to forming a group called Fight...
2017-12-14 15:47:21
Armenia parliament: We are obligated to jointly fight against Turkish denialism
YEREVAN. – The Republic of Armenia National Assembly (RA NA) parliamentary delegation—led by the RA NA Vice Chairman, the Head of the RA NA Armenia-Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia Friendship Group, Eduard Sharmazanov—on Wednesday met with members of the Lithuania-Armenia Parliamentary Friendship Group, and within the framework of its w...
2017-12-14 15:46:30
Armenia to hold 3 major events in 2018
YEREVAN. – Three major events will take place in Armenia in 2018, and therefore Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan on Thursday gave relevant instructions at the Cabinet meeting of the government. “Centennial of the heroic battles in May, events of the 2800th anniversary of the foundation of [capital city] Yerevan, as well as the La Franco...
2017-12-14 15:43:42
Armenia to sign €18.5 million loan agreement with KfW
YEREVAN. – The Armenian government approved signing of a €18.5 million loan agreement with KfW Development Bank during a Cabinet meeting on Thursday. The draft was presented by finance minister Vardan Aramyan. The amount will be provided within second phase of the program Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) / Akhuryan River I. ...
2017-12-14 15:42:48
Armenian parliamentary opposition names candidate for president
YEREVAN. – Armenian parliamentary opposition named their candidate for a president. Yelq opposition bloc leader Nikol Pashinyan said MP Artak Zeynalyan is their candidate. “Yelq bloc will start negotiations with the Tsarukyan bloc to ensure collecting one fourth of the signatures necessary for nominating Zeynalyan,” Pashinyan wr...
2017-12-14 15:41:48
Armenia PM: New ambitious anticorruption strategy needs to be developed
YEREVAN. – At Thursday’s Cabinet session of the government of Armenia, Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan gave instructions toward increasing the effectiveness of the current anticorruption strategy and the need for a new respective strategy in the country. In the PM’s words, several measures have been taken ever since 2015, when th...
2017-12-14 15:40:50
Government hands about $2,508,000-worth property over to Gazprom Armenia company
YEREVAN. – At Thursday’s Cabinet meeting, the government of Armenia decided to hand property worth about 1.2 billion drams (about US$2,508,000) over to Gazprom Armenia company, for an indefinite period, and with the right to use it free of charge. Considering the importance of natural gas supply, the government has deemed necessary to ...
2017-12-14 15:30:41
Israeli politician plans to lodge a bill in Knesset recognizing Armenian Genocide
Leader of Israel’s opposition Yesh Atid party Yair Lapid said his party would lodge a bill in the Knesset recognizing the Armenian Genocide. Lapid said Israel’s reconciliation deal with Turkey last year a “diplomatic mistake” and called Israel to “upgrade its support for the creation of an independent Kurdish state&rd...
2017-12-14 15:29:21
How to reduce tension at Karabakh conflict zone? Armenia FM on OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs’ statement
The pattern of refusal by Azerbaijan to honor prior agreements seriously questions Baku’s credibility as a negotiating partner in resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The Foreign Minister of Armenia, Edward Nalbandian, noted about the above-said in his address at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece. “The statement of the [OS...
2017-12-13 14:59:34
NATO Deputy Secretary General to visit Armenia
Deputy Secretary General of NATO Rose Gottemoeller will visit Armenia. This was reported by Deputy Head of the NATO Liaison Office in the South Caucasus, Rosaria Puglisi, on December 13 at a press conference dedicated to the beginning of the week of NATO. NATO's deputy secretary will hold meetings with the president, defense minister and foreign m...
2017-12-13 14:58:26
Armenia FM: International Day of Commemoration will gain more significance on next December 9
On next December 9, the International Day of Commemoration will gain even more significance, since it will coincide with the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. The Foreign Minister of Armenia, Edward Nalbandian, noted the aforesaid in his address at the Ministry of Foreign ...
2017-12-13 14:56:37
Karabakh FM meets with Armenian Assembly of America delegation
STEPANAKERT. – Karabakh foreign minister Masis Mayilian, who is on a working visit in Yerevan, met with the President of the Armenian Assembly of America (AAA) Carolyn Mugar and the Co-Chairman of the organization’s Board of Trustees Anthony Barsamian. AAA Regional Director Arpi Vartanian also participated in the meeting. The Foreign ...
2017-12-13 14:55:55
Armenia FM in Greece: We are more than just historically friendly nations
We are more than just historically friendly nations, this is a true brotherhood. The Foreign Minister of Armenia, Edward Nalbandian, stated the aforementioned in his address at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece. “I would like to thank for this opportunity of meeting with such respectful audience and share with you our views with reg...
2017-12-13 14:55:11
Armenia may host international training center for peacekeepers
YEREVAN. – Armenia may host a training center for peacekeepers that will be created within the framework of bilateral cooperation with U.S. The center may get a certificate and the status of an international center, Armenian defense ministry representative Levon Ayvazyan said at a press conference marking the beginning of the NATO week in Ar...
2017-12-13 14:54:32
Armenia legislature adopts bill on domestic violence
YEREVAN. – The Armenian parliament on Wednesday passed in the second reading the bill on prevention of domestic violence, protection of the victims of domestic violence, and restoring of solidarity within families. The proposed law was approved by a vote of 75 for, 12 against, and 8 abstentions.
2017-12-13 14:53:51
Armenia FM in Athens, meets with Greece counterpart
YEREVAN. – Foreign Minister of Armenia Edward, who is in Athens on an official visit, on Tuesday had a tête-à-tête with FM Nikos Kotzias of Greece. Subsequently, Nalbandian delivered an extensive address at the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia informed Armenian News-NEWS.am. ...
2017-12-13 14:52:42
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