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Iranian FM to visit Armenia, Russia, Azerbaijan and Georgia next week

Foreign Minister of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif plans to visit Yerevan, Moscow, Baku and Tbilisi next week, mehrnews informed.

“Shushi is an Armenian cultural center” – Yerevan’s response to Baku

The Republic of Armenia will not agree with Azerbaijan’s claims that the “town of Shushi is a center of Turkish culture”, Armenian Foreign Minister Ara Aivazian said in parliament when asked on the matter by My Step bloc MP Tatevik Hayrapetyan.

Polish politician offered 50,000$ to cancel publication of a brochure on Azerbaijani war crimes in Karabakh

Polish politician Tomasz Lech Buczek says that Azerbaijan has offered 50,000$ for canceling the publication of brochure on Azerbaijani war crimes against Armenians in the recent war in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Armenian FM receives Ambassadors of OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair countries

Foreign Minister Ara Aivazian on Wednesday received the ambassadors of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair countries (Russia, France, and the US) to Armenia.

Competent state body of Armenia must publish the number of Armenian POWs – Ombudsman

Human Rights Defender of Armenia Arman Tatoyan says the competent state body of Armenia must publish the number of prisoners of the Armenian side who, according to the information at its disposal or in its belief, are currently being held captive in Azerbaijan.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Artsakh sent letters to international structures in connection with Armenian prisoners of war and civilians detained by Azerbaijan

On January 19, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh David Babayan sent letters to specialized bodies within United Nations and Council of Europe as well as to the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group and Personal Representative of the Chairperson in Office in connection with the situation with the Armenian prisoners of war and civilians illegally held in detention by Azerbaijan, the Artsakh foreign ministry reports.

Armenia’s Ambassador to the United States to attend Biden inauguration

Armenia’s Ambassador to the United States Varuzhan Nersesyan will attend the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States of America, Armenian foreign ministry spokeswoman Anna Naghdalyan told Armenpress.

Lavrov: No one has ever denied Armenia's link with Karabakh

At no point during the decades of negotiations was an issue of cutting off Armenia and Karabakh (Artsakh) from one another voiced, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a news conference when asked by an Azerbaijani news outlet “why Armenian officials are visiting Karabakh without Baku’s permission, and what is Moscow’s stance in this regard.”

Lavrov: Moscow has never discussed Karabakh’s inclusion in Russia

Russia has never discussed the issue of including Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) in Russia. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated at a press conference on the results of Russian diplomacy in 2020.

Foreign Minister of Artsakh Received Representatives of the ARF Dashnaktsutyun Supreme Body of Armenia and Central Committee of Artsakh

On January 18, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh David Babayan received representative of the ARF Dashnaktsutyun Supreme Body of Armenia Ishkhan Saghatelyan and Representative of the ARF Dashnaktsutyun Central Committee of Artsakh, member of ‘Dashnaktsutyun’ faction of the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh David Ishkhanyan, press service of Artsakh MFA stated.

“Aliyev regime doesn’t follow call by Council of EU”: Armenian Ambassador sees need for sanctions

Armenia’s Ambassador to the Netherlands Tigran Balayan sees need for applying sanctions on Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and his regime.

Azerbaijani president and authorities speak of Armenians with open threats of ethnic cleansing and genocide

The President of Azerbaijan, and others in positions of authority there, speak of the entire Armenian people and population of Armenia with open threats of ethnic cleansing and genocide, Ombudsman Arman Tatoyan said in a post on Facebook.

Annika Soder named Special Representative of OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for the South Caucasus

The OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden Ann Linde, announced on Friday the appointments of her Special Representatives for 2021.

Putin discusses NK conflict settlement with Security Council members

Russian President Vladimir Putin held a consultation today in a video-conference mode with the permanent members of the Security Council, the Kremlin press service reports.

Zakharova: Russia will welcome establishment of Armenia-Azerbaijan direct dialogue

Russia will welcome the establishment of a direct dialogue between Armenia and Azerbaijan, as well as the holding of joint humanitarian measures by the two countries; this was stated by Maria Zakharova, the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, news.am reports.

Armenian cultural heritage in territories under Azerbaijani control is seriously endangered – MFA

Armenian foreign ministry spokeswoman Anna Naghdalyan commented on the statement made by Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev during the meeting with the Director-General of ICESCO (Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).

Russian, Iranian FMs to discuss situation around Nagorno Karabakh in Moscow

Russian and Iranian Foreign Ministers Sergey Lavrov and Mohammad Javad Zarif will hold talks in Moscow. The statement came from Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova at a briefing, TASS reported.

Artsakh status remains most important principle for resolution – FM responds to OSCE MG’s Popov

The status of Artsakh remains the most important principle of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict resolution, Armenian Foreign Minister Ara Aivazian said in an interview with reporters, addressing OSCE Minsk Group’s Russian Co-Chair Igor Popov’s recent statement.

OSCE Chairperson-in-Office highlights settlement of NK conflict among 2021 priorities

OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Swedish foreign minister Ann Linde highlighted the settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict while presenting the priorities of the Swedish OSCE Chairpersonship 2021 to the OSCE Permanent Council.

Armenia, Belarus to sign readmission agreements

At its Cabinet session Thursday, the government of Armenia approved the draft on signing readmission agreements with Belarus.