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Minsk Group co-chairmen to arrive in Caucasus in late March

"Work with the co-chairmen is going ahead, they’ve met with the foreign minister of Azerbaijan, Elmar Mamedyarov, and next week they will meet in Moscow with Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian," Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Andrei Nesterenko said on Thursday during a briefing in Moscow, Vesti TV channel reports.

Council of Europe rules on Azerbaijani human rights

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has published its rulings on the implementation by Azerbaijan and other European states of the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights, Trend reports.The decisions taken on 25 cases or categories of cases concerning Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Italy, Moldova, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Britain, Turkey and Ukraine were published.

Sarkozy: Armenia and Azerbaijan should come to a compromise

Yerevan and Baku should come to a compromise to resume the “dynamics of peace” in Nagorno-Karabakh, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said.The French leader was speaking during the talks with his Armenian counterpart Serzh Sargsyan. The meeting took place on Wednesday evening at the Élysée Palace, ITAR-TASS reports."Each of the sides should make efforts to find a compromise for the resumption of the peaceful dynamics of the resolution of the conflict [in Nagorno-Karabakh]," Sarkozy said.

Gas prices going up in Armenia.

Gas prices going up in Armenia.

Experts call this one more blow against the people of Armenia.

French, Armenian presidents hold Paris talks

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and his French counterpart Nicolas Sarkozy discussed in Paris on Wednesday the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process, regional security, Armenian-Turkish reconciliation and other bilateral issues, reported.

Saakhashvily asks Sargsyan to mediate in relations with Moscow.

Georgian President Michael Saakashvili has asked his Armenian counterpart Serzh Sargsyan to meditate in the issue of Tbilisi’s normalization of relations with Moscow, the leader of Georgia’s Labour Party Shalva Natelashvili has said, Novosti Armenia reported.

Levon for president!, Resign Serjik!

"Levon for president!", "Resign Serjik!"

Chants by the Armenian opposition as it prepares for snap elections.

Armenia increases number of higher schools.

During 2010 year Armenia will create 40 new higher schools in the country this year, Armenian Minister of Science and Education Armen Ashotyan said, according to Novosti-Armenia.  

Armenian president sends condolences to Turkish counterpart over quake dead

Armenian President Serge Sargsyan has sent a telegram of condolences to his Turkish counterpart, Abdullah Gul, in connection with the earthquake in Turkey that killed more than 50 people, Mediamax  reports, referring to the press service of the president of Armenia."In the name of the people of Armenia and on his own behalf, the president expressed sincere condolences to the president of Turkey and to the families of the dead," the press service said.

OSCE Parliamentary Assembly group arrives in Tbilisi

A high-level delegation from the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (PA OSCE), headed by President Joao Soares and the special representative on Nagorno-Karabakh and Georgia, Goran Lennmarker, has arrived in Tbilisi within the framework of a tour of the South Caucasus, reports News of Georgia.The representatives of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly arrived in Georgia late on Monday, leaving on Wednesday. They visit Armenia on March 10-13 and Azerbaijan on March 13-16.

Russian, Armenian foreign ministers talk Nagorno-Karabakh in Moscow.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Armenian counterpart Edvard Nalbandian met in Moscow on March 8, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s website said.

Turkey will not yield to pressure over Armenia ties – foreign minister

Turkey will not give way to pressure from any state over its relations with Armenia, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmed Davutoglu said, Armenia Today reported on Tuesday.

Armenian president goes to Paris

Armenian President Serge Sargsyan will fly out on Tuesday for a three-day official visit to Paris that will include meetings with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, the speaker of the senate and other high-ranking officials, Armenia Today reports.  

The Turkish Vice-premier says: the vote in the Committee of the U.S. Congress was a tragicomedy

The vote in the Committee of the U.S. Congress shouldn’t be called a comedy but tragicomedy, the Turkish Vice-premier and Minister of State Bülent Arınç, reports Trend News referring to the news agency Cihan. As the "VC" has previously reported, the Foreign Relations Committee of the U.S. Congress adopted the resolution on recognition of the so called "Armenian genocide".

In Teheran is being held the seminar on the South Caucasus

On March, 7 in Teheran University has started tarted the seminar "Prospect of security and cooperation in the South Caucasus", in the course of which will take place the exchange of opinions between the experts and politicians of the region, reports Georgia Online ("Грузия Online").

Co-chairmen of MG OSCE will meet with the head of Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Co-chairmen of Minsk Group on settlement of Karabakh conflict are going to meet in Paris in March with Armenian Minister of Foreign Affairs Edward Nalbandyan in the run-up to the visit to the region. It was said in declaration by co-chairpersons of MG OSCE Yuri Merzliakov (Russia), Bernard Fassier (France) and Robert Bradtke (USA), which has been placed at the official website of OSCE, reports News-Armenia.

Azerbaijan sends protest note to U.S. Congress

Azerbaijan's ruling party said on Friday the adoption of the resolution "On the Armenian Genocide" by the U.S. House Foreign Relations Committee was a distortion of historical reality and a gross violation of the principles of justice.  

Turkey urges U.S. not to interfere in the ‘Armenian question’

Turkish Foreign Affairs Minister Ahmet Davutoglu urged the U.S. Congress on Friday not to impede the normalization of Turkish-Armenian relations in connection with the adoption of the resolution "On the Armenian Genocide" by the Foreign Relations Committee of the House of Representatives.

Turkish president calls on Obama to block ‘Armenian genocide’ resolution

Turkish President Abdullah Gül said during a telephone conversation with his U.S. counterpart, Barack Obama, that Washington should not let relations between the United States and Turkey be harmed against the background of the peak of their development, Trend news agency reported, referring to the Turkish media. In turn, Obama called on Turkey to expedite the ratification of the Armenian-Turkish protocols, Turkish media reported.

Armenian, Ukrainian presidents may meet this year

A meeting between the Armenian and Ukrainian presidents may take place this year, the Ukrainian ambassador in Yerevan, Aleksandr Bogko, said, according to Armenia Today.Bogko expressed the hope that the meeting would take place this very year. During the meeting, the two heads of state would discuss questions of bilateral economic relations. The diplomat said Armenia and Ukraine have traditionally had friendly relations, which must be increased first of all through economic cooperation.