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Cavusoglu will head PACE’s Subcommittee on Karabakh

Chairman of Parliamentary Assembly of CE Mevlut Cavusoglu will be the new Chairman of Assembly’s subcommittee on Nagorny-Karabakh, Trend reports.

Armenians and Estonia

Armenians and Estonia

Armenians in Estonia, Estonians in Armenia

Yerevan-Tbilisi highway closed due to the landslip

One of the sections of Yerevan-Tbilisi highway has been badly damaged by the landslip and will be closed for reconstruction.The Armenian Emergency Ministry, reported that 100-meter section of the road is temporarily unserviceable.

Turkey will not open Armenian border until Nagorno-Karabakh resolution

Turkey’s border with Armenia will remain closed until Armenia and Azerbaijan have resolved the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict , Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan has said, reports CNN Turk. He also recalled that the border was closed due to Armenian “aggression against Azerbaijan” in 1993 and further occupation. He also said that Azerbaijan is an indispensable participant of peace talks and can not be removed from the process.

US again calls for Armenia-Turkish rapprochement

US State Secretary Hillary Clinton has held a meeting with Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan on the sideline of the Washington nuclear safety summit, APKA reports. During the meeting, they discussed the future of the Turkish-Armenian relations.They also touched upon issues of US-Armenian bilateral relations and the peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict within the OSCE Minsk Group.

Russian, Armenia foreign ministers meet in Washington

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met his Armenian counterpart Edvard Nalbandyan in Washington on the sidelines of a nuclear security summit, reports Novosti-Armenia. The diplomats discussed issues of Armenian-Russian cooperation within the OSCE and the UN, as well as the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Obama meets Turkey’s Erdogan in Washington

U.S. President Barack Obama has met Turkish Prime-Minister Recep Erdogan in Washington on the sidelines of a nuclear security summit in Washington, vesti.az. reports.US State Secretary Hillary Clinton and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet also took part in the 45-minute meeting. The issues of Turkish-Armenian relations and Iran's nuclear program were discussed. Turkish media also said that Davutoglu also met with Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian in the US capital.

The presidents of Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine have discussed the situation in the CIS

The presidents of Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan - Dmitry Medvedev,Victor Yanukovych and Nursultan Nazarbayev - held a meeting today,discussing the situation in Kirgizia, RIA Novosti reports, citingSergey Lavrov, Head of the Russian Foreign Ministry. The meeting ofthe three presidents took place within the summit on nuclear safety inWashington.

PACE's subcommittee on Nagorny Karabakh renews it's work this month

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe is renewing thework of its subcommittee on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict this month,Trend reports, citing Movlud Chavushoglu, the assembly's chairman, onhis arrival in Baku.According to Chavushoglu, representatives from Azerbaijan and Armenia- Samed Seidov and David Arutiun - will meet in April. After that thework of the subcommittee, halted due to the death of LordRussell-Johnston, formerly head of the subcommittee, will becontinued.

Obama urges Turkey and Armenia to normalize relations

Obama urges Turkey and Armenia to normalize relations

President Barack Obama has urged Turkey and Armenia to undertake all possible efforts to normalize relations and to ratify the protocols on establishing diplomatic relations, RIA Novosti reports. Obama noticed that normalization of relations between Armenia and Turkey is in the interest of the Armenian people. The meeting was held behind closed doors in the network of the summit on nuclear security being held in Washington. Yesterday Sargsyan also met with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Washington.

Yerevan’s minibus taxis strike

A number of route taxis, mainly minibus taxis working in the Erebunycommunity and Nork Massif, stopped work today due to gas prices risingin gas stations, Armenian News reports.On 1st April the price in gas stations for a cubic meter of gas jumpedfrom 180 drams to 200. The rising prices at gas stations are due torising prices for gas produced by "ArmRosGasprom": Since 1st April theprice for large consumers has been set at $243, instead of the former$215 per cubic meter of gas.

Erdogan and Sargsyan start talks in Washington

Erdogan and Sargsyan start talks in Washington

On Monday, a meeting between Turkish Prime Minister Recep TayyipErdogan and Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan took place, Trendreports, citing CNN Turk. The meeting is taking place around thesummit on nuclear safety organized by the White House. The two leadersmet in the Congress building in the centre of Washington. AhmetDavutoglu, Turkish Foreign Minister, and Edward Nalbandian, an advisorof Turkey's Foreign Service, and Vygen Sargsyan, Assistant Secretaryto the Armenian President, were present at the meeting. Depending on

The World Bank to allow credit to Armenia for education reforms

The world bank within the second programme of “Quality and compliance of education” will allow a $5 million credit to Armenia for reforms in the education sector in 2010, ARKA reports, citing Armen Ashotyan, Armania’s Minister of Education and Science.

Turkish premier to meet Obama, Sargsyan

Turkish Prime-Minister Recep Erdogan will meet U.S. President Barack Obama and Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan in Washington on Wednesday.

Non-governmental organisations call Ankara and Yerevan for developing the dialogue

The Civil Society Institute (CSI, Armenia), the Human Right Association (IHD, Turkey) which are both members of International Assotiation of Human Rights call governing and oppositional political forces of Turkey and Armenia for carrying out their obligations of normalising the relations between the two countries, 

Poland assures its friendliness to Russia and Transcaucasian countries

Now Polish people are not afraid of the Germans any more' - he pointed out and added that a collaboration with this country may be elevated to the level of strategical partnership. 'We also seek to improve our economical, cultural and scientific partnership with Russia' - he underlined. He says that the recently changed attitude to the Katyn crime of the both countries witnesses the normalization of the international relations.

Armenian president has departed to Paris

The president of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan has departed to Washington today.

Sargsyan and Erdogan may determine timescale for protocol ratification in Washington

Today President Serzh Sargsyan will leave for Washington, in order to attend the global nuclear security summit taking place next week, reports RIA Novosti citing the Armenian President's press service.Sargsyan will visit Washington at Barack Obama's invitation. A bilateral meeting of the Presidents is to take place during the visit. Serzh Sargsyan will also meet with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, at the suggestion of the Turkish side.

Armenian Prime Minister feels better

Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sarkisyan says he is in good health. "At some point of his life every person is faced with health problems. In my case it is at the age of 50," - reports Armenia Today, quoting Sarkisyan. Sarkisyan was hospitalized on April 2nd for problems connected with blood pressure, which have been esolved.

Armenia replaces outdated soviet planes

Armenia has started replacing its outdated air fleet with modern planes, as announced head of the Flight Safety Department Serob Karapetyan, reports ARKA."Recently the Armenian air fleet was modernized and equipped with new planes complying with safety requirements," - said Karapetyan at a press conference.Moreover, AN-24 and Yak-40 aircraft have been taken out of service, as they don't meet safety requirements. Karapetyan also added that airplanes are delivered directly from the manufacturers.