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Artsakh has new economy and agriculture minister

President of Artsakh Arayik Harutyunyan today signed a decree on dismissing Ashot Bakhshiyan from the position of Minister of Economy and Agriculture based on his resignation letter.

Armenia President decides to not sign draft decree on dismissing army's general staff chief

Armenia's President Armen Sarkissian has again rejected Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s motion to dismiss Chief of the General Staff of the Armenian Armed Forces Onik Gasparyan.

Artsakh NA committee holds hearings on making Russian an official language

On March 2, the Standing Committee on Science, Education, Culture, Youth and Sports of the Artsakh Republic National Assembly organized parliamentary hearings on the draft law "On Making Amendments to the Law on Language.''

Armenia opposition faction leader visits Armen Sarkissian

The leader of the Bright Armenia (LHK) opposition party Edmon Marukyan says he visited President Armen Sarkissian.

Artsakh President introduces newly appointed head of Verification Service

On March 2, President of Artsakh Arayik Harutyunyann introduced newly appointed Head of the President’s Verification Service Mher Abrahamyan to the staff, the Presidential Office reports.

Kremlin hails Pashinyan’s clarification on Iskanders

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesperson Dmitry Peskov has expressed satisfaction over Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan’s spokesperson Mane Gevorgyan’s statement regarding the Iskander missile systems.

Working group on Karabakh to hold a meeting on March 1

The fourth meeting of the trilateral working group (Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia) on Nagorno-Karabakh at the level of deputy prime ministers will be held on March 1 in a video conference mode, Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Alexey Overchuk told reporters the results of the third meeting of the working group, TASS news agency reported.

President Sarkissian calls for tolerance and solidarity

President Armen Sarkissian paid tribute to the memory of the victims of the 2008 March 1 unrest. His office said that he sent flowers to the Myasnikyan statue in downtown Yerevan as a tribute.

The process of "determination" of the borders with Azerbaijan contradicts the principles of international law. Ombudsman

The process of "determination" of the borders with Azerbaijan contradicts the principles of international law.

Artsakh Presidential Chief of Staff comments on Aliyev's statements about the captives, the Artsakh status and the entry of foreigners

Artsakh cannot be a part of Azerbaijan.

EU calls for exchaning POWs ‘in line with November 9 statement’

The European Union considers it necessary to respect the international law and fully implement the privision of returning all prisoners of war (POWs) enshrined in the November 9 joint declaration signed by the leaders of Armenia, Russia and Azerbaijan, This is noted in the EU statement on the annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General.

Turkey slams Dutch government’s recognition of Armenian Genocide

Turkey on Friday slammed a decision by the Dutch House of Representatives to recognize the Armenian Genocide of 1915.

PACE co-rapporteurs consider statement of Armenian Armed Forces General Staff unacceptable

PACE’s co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Armenia, Boriana Aberg (Sweden, EPP/CD) and Kimmo Kiljunen (Finland, SOC) have expressed their concern over the ongoing developments in Armenia.

Putin discusses situation around Nagorno Karabakh with Security Council

Russian President Vladimir Putin held a consultation with the permanent members of the Security Council to discuss the situation around Nagorno Karabakh, the Kremlin press service reported.

Parliament Speaker Mirzoyan meets with President Armen Sarkissian

Speaker of Parliament of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan met with President of the Republic Armen Sarkissian, the Parliament informs.

Deputy PMs of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Russia to meet in Moscow on Saturday

A regular meeting of the working group will be held on Saturday in Moscow under the joint chairmanship of the deputy prime ministers of Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Russia.

Armenia President to meet with representatives of opposition Homeland Salvation Movement

President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian will meet with representatives of the opposition Homeland Salvation Movement today at 3:40 p.m. This is what coordinator of the Movement Ishkhan Saghatelyan announced at Baghramyan Avenue, adding that the representatives will report the results after the meeting, news.am reports.

Kremlin spokesperson says events in Armenia do not yet affect implementation of Nagorno-Karabakh agreements

Events in Armenia have not yet affected the implementation of the agreements on Nagorno-Karabakh, said Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov on Friday.

Artsakh, Armenian FMs discuss NK conflict settlement

On February 25, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh David Babayan, who is on a working visit in Yerevan, met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia Ara Ayvazyan, the Artsakh Foreign Ministry stated.

Aliyev: Baku has returned all Armenian captives

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has stated that Baku has returned all Armenian captives and only "terrorists and saboteurs" are still being held, news.am reports, citing Tass.