On July 5 Israeli Knesset will hold discussion on the issue of Armenian Genocide, Israeli historian, scolar and specialist on genocide history Yair Auron stated according to Armenia's Public Radio.
Russia plays a leading role in the settlement of the Karabakh conflict, Alexander Lukashevich, Russia's Permanent Representative at the OSCE told Russia-24 TV.
Baku has reacted to OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Foreign Minister of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier's meeting with NKR President Bako Sahakyan. Hikmat Hajiyev, Spokesman for the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry told Trend on June 30 that the specified meeting was "a part of his meeting with the Armenian community of the region".
On June 30, OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier accompanied by his Armenian counterpart Edward Nalbandian, Ambassador of Germany Matthias Kiesler, and Director of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute Hayk Demoyan, visited the Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan and laid a wreath at the ethernal fire for the victims of the Armenian Genocide.
Armenia will continue its efforts towards enhancing the relations with Great Britain and the EU countries, Foreign Minister of Armenia Edward Nalbandian told a joint news conference with Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Federal Foreign Minister of Germany and the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, in Yerevan, on June 29 late in the evening.
On June 29, Edward Nalbandian, Foreign Minister of Armenia, met in Yerevan with Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Federal Foreign Minister of Germany and the OSCE Chairperson-in-office.
A Yerevan-based newspaper "Zhoghvurd" ("People") has interviewed U.S. Ambassador to Armenia Richard Mills to find out what the diplomat thinks about the Armenian Government's steps to combat corruption.
French government has presented the text of draft law on criminalizing denial of Armenian Genocide, Nouvelles d`Armenie informs. According to the source the Coordination Council of Armenian Organizations of France hailed the initiative of the government, which is in line with the commitment assumed by the French President. "We hope that the draft law will be adopted this year. We call upon all the parliamentary forces to consolidate over the agreed text", the statement of the Council reads.
The German Bundestag's recognition of the Armenian Genocide is the logical continuation of Pope Francis' statement during the mass commemorating the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire, orientalist Vardan Voskanyan said, when replying to ArmInfo's question whether the Pope's remarks in Yerevan can mark the beginning of a chain international recognition of the Armenian Genocide.
Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan thinks that Artsakh war hero Zhirayr Sefilyan made an unacceptable statement, when saying that it is necessary to liberate the territories with volunteers' efforts.
Ratification of the Armenian-Russian agreement of the Joint Air Defense in the Caucasus region of collective security will be another backtrack that will affect Armenia's independence, Zaruhi Postanjyan, the head of the Heritage opposition party faction, said in the parliament on June 29.
The aviation of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations will evacuate the Armenian citizens, who have been trapped on the Upper Lars checkpoint due to the mudslide, the North Caucasus Regional Center of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations reports.
Armenian-Russian agreement on Joint Regional Air Defense in the Caucasus region will upgrade the security of Armenia's air space, Naira Zohrabyan, the head of the Prosperous Armenia Party, said in the parliament on June 29.
In an online interview with ArmInfo organized by Region Research Center, Vice President, Atlantic Council of Georgia Batu Kutelia (Georgia) speaks about his anticipations from the NAO Summit in Warsaw, the Alliance’s policy towards South Caucasus, the security threats to the region.
By preliminary data, there are no citizens of Armenia among the victims of the explosion at the Istanbul airport, the Armenian Foreign Ministry reports.
In a geopolitical sense, Russia and Turkey will remain rivals and competitors, Vice Speaker of the Armenian Parliament Eduard Sharmazanov has told ArmInfo when commenting on possible Russian-Turkish reconciliation.
Prosperous Armenia Party will win in the upcoming parliamentary elections of 2017, Head of the Party Naira Zohrabyan stated in a talk to ArmInfo's correspondent commenting on Armenia's President Serzh Sargsyan's statement that the ruling party will certainly win in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
In an interview with ArmInfo, Chairman of the Nagorno-Karabakh Public Council for Foreign Policy and Security, ex- deputy foreign minister of the NKR Masis Mailyan comments on the recent impulses around the Karabakh conflict and its diplomatic settlement. He also shares his views of the necessary steps towards the conflict settlement meeting the interests of the Armenian parties to the conflict.
Armenia will benefit from the Russian-Turkish normalization, because the collision of these countries' interests has a direct influence on the national security of Armenia and Artsakh, Head of the Armenian National Congress Faction Levon Zurabyan has told ArmInfo.
Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov will travel to Armenia on July 4, Maria Zakharova, the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, told media in a press briefing. She said the minister will be attending the CSTO Ministerial in Yerevan.
Defense is sure that the arrest of Zhirayr Sefilyan, the Artsakh War hero, co-founder of New Armenia Front, is a political order, Ara Zakaryan, Sefilyan's lawyer told reporters.
The Republican Party of Armenia remains the most influential political force in the country; so, its victory at the forthcoming elections is predictable, Vice Speaker of the Armenian Parliament, RPA Spokesman Eduard Sharmazanov told reporters when commenting on Armenian President, RPA leader Serzh Sarsgyan's statement that the RPA will by all means win the forthcoming parliamentary elections.
In an online interview with ArmInfo organized by Region Research Center, Senior Associate at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Paul Stronski (USA) speaks about the security threats to the NATO countries, the Alliance’s policy towards South Caucasus countries, and assess the prospects of NATO’s cooperation with Armenia.
Armenia expects more countries to recognize the 1915 massacre of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire a century ago as genocide after remarks by Pope Francis and the stance taken by Germany's parliament, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan said in an interview to Reuters agency.
Oppositionist MP Nikol Pashinyan considers ridiculous searching for funds needed for the implementation of the agreement between the opposition and the authorities on establishment of additional mechanisms on raising public confidence towards the electoral processes. He made the remark in the parliament today. "It is a real historical document. I have never a more ridiculous document, which envisages the necessity to create mechanisms for raising public confidence but only in case donor organizations agree to finance the reforms", he noted.
Turkey's foreign ministry made a statement related to Pope Francis' visit to Armenia and particularly to "Tsitsernakaberd" memorial complex.
An activist hit parliamentarian Hrant Bagratyan after pouring water on him during today's picket in front of the Parliament against ratification of the Joint Air Defense system with Russia. The activist has been detained.
Turkey wants speedy settlement of the Nagorno- Karabakh conflict, which will meet all the requirements of Azerbaijan, Basat Ozturk, director general for International Security Affairs at the Turkish Foreign Ministry, told Trend June 27.
Armenian Turkologyst Hakob Chakryan believes that Ankara has used up all its possibilities to deny the Armenian Genocide. Talking to media on June 27, Chakryan said Turkey's response to Pope's statement in Armenia was passive. "Turkey has no instruments to influence the Pope," Chakryan said recalling that the Pope departed from his speech and several times used the words Armenian Genocide during his meeting with Armenian President Serzh Sagrsyan.
Heritage Party has come out with a statement, as Parliament of Armenia is going to ratify the agreement of the Joint Air Defense system with Russia in the Caucasian Region of Collective Security.
The next conference of the donors will take place in Yerevan on June 29, Minister-Head of the Armenian Government's Staff David Harutyunyan said during today's extraordinary session of the Parliament, when commenting on the lawmakers' calls to be more active in searching for the necessary means to implement the amendments to the Electoral Code.