At April 24 events Switzerland will be represented at ambassadorial level. The Swiss Federal Council official message states: "This is in keeping with the Federal Council's tradition of participating with the appropriate restraint and discretion in commemorations of international historic events."
One of the companies owned by Sedrak Kocharyan, the son of the second president of Armenia Robert Kocharyan, seeks to purchase the Congress Hotel in Yerevan. Robert Kocharyan's Spokesman Viktor Soghomonyan has confirmed this information to ArmInfo. Soghomonyan says that the parties concerned are currently negotiating to conclude a deal. The Spokesman has refused to tell any other details.
During the last 8 years Geoteam CJSC has held 11 public hearings and more than 170 meetings with the communities. Taking into consideration the fact that the Amulsar mine is not being operated yet, the number of such community meetings is unprecedented. During these 8 years representatives of the affected communities have been provided with the details of the Project, issues have been discussed and responses given to any question raised. We have achieved an atomosphere of mutual trust and continuous open communication with the communities.
A state non-commercial organization has been set up at the Defense Ministry of Armenia to manage the Sports and Concert Facility after Karen Demirchyan. A relevant enactment was adopted at the Government, Thursday.
On March 30, Ameriabank and SAS Group announced the launch of a co-branding card with a loan and accumulative components. The press office of the company has told ArmInfo that the cardholders can use this card not only at the SAS supermarkets but also at the NEXT, DEBENHAMS, ALDO and BALDI stores, and accumulate bonuses when shopping.
Director of the Armenian Genocide Museum- Institute Hayk Demoyan told the journalists that on April 24 a renewed exhibition would be launched. Speaking of various exhibitions dedicated to the centennial of the Armenian Genocide, Demoyan said that there would be 3 upcoming exhibitions in Paris, Mexico and California. From April 29 till July 4 a temporary exhibition entitled "Armenia 1915: The Yerevan Genocide Museum-Institute's Collection in Paris" will be held.
The "weapon" cooperation of Moscow and Baku is not the key factor in escalation in the Karabakh conflict zone, Russian political expert Andrey Areshev has told ArmInfo when commenting on Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan's recent statement. To recall, earlier Serzh Sargsyan said at a media forum in Yerevan that the supply of military hardware to Azerbaijan causes concerns and that this problem should be settled.
At a press conference in Yerevan Caucasus Institute Director Sergey Minasyan said that the Karabakh conflict zone situation would escalate.
According to him, Baku keeps using the Karabakh-Azerbaijan line of contact situation as leverage on Azerbaijan's domestic policy and as a means of pressure on Armenia and the international community.
Films telling about the Genocide of Armenians were screened at the 19th Sofia Film Festival in a special program "Never Again." The program is implemented by the Golden Apricot International Film Festival with the support of the Culture Ministry of Armenia and the Committee to coordinate events commemorating the centennial of the Armenian Genocide.
The concert of well-known conductor Valery Gergiev and the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra has been postponed.
Sona Hovhannisyan, general manager of the "Yerevan Prospects" festival, has told ArmInfo that the concert was to open the festival on March 28. However, Gergiev asked the festival administration to postpone the concert due to the changes in his tour schedule.
The sales of Beeline Smart phones will start at Beeline sales and service center on northern Avenue at 8 pm on April 6. The first 100 buyers will receive Beeline "beautiful" phone numbers free of charge, and a special prize will be drawn for smartphone buyers at 10 pm
Beeline press-office reports to ArmInfo that with Beeline support, Edward Mirzoyan String Quartet gave a charity concert for the N13 boarding school pupils at Museum of Russian Culture. fter the concert, 25 wind instruments were handed over to the school with participation of honored actress Maria Fedotova.
195 residents of Mets Ayrum rural community have addressed a letter to Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan over the situation around the tailing dump of the Akhtala Mining Plant. The letter has also been sent to all parliamentary groups of Armenia, the OSCE Office in Yerevan, Armenian Ministry of Nature Protection and the Standing Parliamentary Commission for Agriculture and Environment.
"EcoLur" reports that Ministry of Nature Protection RA is performing large-scale inspections at Akhtala ore mining plant.
The inspections were launched after "EcoLur"'s alarm signal on the plant's heavy equipment in Mets Airum community. According to the news, hills, landscapes, community grasslands are being taken down and soil is being moved out in spades.