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Armenia open to normalizing relations with Turkey without preconditions, says Foreign Minister Nalbandian

Armenia is open to normalizing relations with Turkey without any preconditions, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian said at a joint press conference with visiting Foreign Minister of Greece Nikos Kotzias. Minister Nalbandian said he hopes ...

Canada-Armenia Parliamentary Friendship Group Meets in Ottawa, Discusses Armenian Elections and Diplomatic Representation in Yerevan

Ottawa – On March 8, 2017, the Canada-Armenia Parliamentary Friendship Group held its annual meeting in Ottawa. A number of parliamentarians and guests from the Armenian Embassy in Canada and the Armenian National Committee of Canada were present ...

A Message from ‘The Promise’ Producer Eric Esrailian

Below is a public message from Eric Esrailian, the producer of the upcoming Armenian Genocide film The Promise. *** My name is Eric Esrailian, I am a proud Armenian, and I am the great-grandson of Armenian Genocide survivors. The story of the ...

Armenia To Open Consulate In Iraqi Kurdistan

By Emil Danielyan (RFE/RL)- President Serzh Sarkisian on March 13 gave the green light to the opening of an Armenian consulate general in Iraqi Kurdistan, underscoring Armenia’s growing ties to the region that enjoys considerable autonomy ...

Armenia Must Recognize Artsakh says ARF’s Manoyan

(Tert.am)—If Armenia recognizes the Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) Republic, the two Armenian states will be able to embark on a unification plan sometime in the near future, said Giro Manoyan, the Political Affairs Director of the Armenian Revoluti...

Election Campaign Kicks Off in Armenia

(ArmRadio)—The campaign for the parliamentary elections kicked off in Armenia on March 6. The nine political forces running in the elections will present their election platforms from March 5 to 31. Five political parties and four blocs will ...

Yerevan Gunmen’s Backer Again Freed

Artur Sargsian accused of aiding anti-government gunmen who seized a police compound in Yerevan last year was again released from custody on March 6 following a 25-day hunger strike. Armenia’s Office of the Prosecutor-General ordered Sargsian...

ARF Kicks Off 2017 Parliamentary Election Campaign

‘A New Beginning, a Just Armenia’: ‘Unlike Many Others, [the ARF is] a Party with an Ideology, a Program, a System of Values, and Experience,’ Says Aghvan Vardanyan YEREVAN (Armenian Weekly)—The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) ...

Artsakh Forces Down Israeli-Made Azerbaijani Drone

  The Artsakh Defence Ministry released photos of the Azerbaijani drone shot down by Karabakh forces on Saturday. STEPANAKERT—The Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Air Defence Forces on Saturday downed an Azerbaijani drone, reported the Artsakh ...

Rex Tillerson hails Armenia’s peacekeeping efforts, pledges support for Karabakh peace process

Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian had a phone conversation with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. The parties discussed a wide range of issues on the agenda of bilateral cooperation including expansion of trade relations and a number ...