The 5th Caucasian international conference "Security Issues and Information Cooperation in the South Caucasus" is to take place in Yerevan from September 30 to October 2. The conference is organized by RIA Novosti and the Armenian president's administration. The main topic is information cooperation between Caucasus countries, as "the key to stability and peace in the region", NewsArmenia reports.
The 10th anniversary session of the council of accounts and inspectionstructures of the CIS and Baltic states opened in Armenia today,news.am reports.Before the opening of the session the Chairman of the Russian AccountsChamber Sergey Stepashin proposed more mutual visits and inspections.He reminded those present of Russian plans to sign an agreement withthe Armenian Control Chamber for 2012. It includes issues of hydro andelectric energy, banks, and investment projects.
25-year old Armenian Marina Avetyan has won a beauty contest inTurkey. The international tourism beauty contest was organized by aTurkish tour operator Jolly Tur in the coastal city Bodrum, ArmeniaToday reports.The second place was given to the 22-year old Ukrainian Anna Boyko andthe third place to the 26-year old German Nina Rittinghaus.
The Armenian in spection chamber will inspect some Russian enterprisesin Armenia next year, chairman of the chamber Ishkhan Zakaryan said.An agreement will be signed between the inspection chambers of Russiaand Armenia, he said today, Armenia Today reports.There will be inspections of the VTB Bank, its sister bank,ArmRosgazprom (Armenian-Russian joint venture, monopolist in gassupplies to Armenia). The chamber will also consider the propertymanagement of the Russian military base in Armenia.
The main condition of normalizing relations between Turkey and Armeniais the restoration of Azerbaijani-Armenian relations, Turkish Ministerof Foreign Affairs Ahmet Davutoglu said in New York, Trend reports,citing agency Cihan.
The editor-in-chief of VK, Alexei Vlasov, said today at a meeting at RIA Novosti that disagreements in the OSCE Minsk group prevent a resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, News Armenia reports.Vlasov was speaking at a meeting with journalists from the North and South Caucasus, as well as participants of the journalist school organized by the Pen-club RIAN. He also said the Karabakh conflict should be semi-frozen, but meetings should take place to prevent any outbreak of military activities.
Belarus specialists will study jewelry skills in Armenia, ValentinChekanov, Belarus Minister of Trade and chairman of the Belarus partof the commission, said on Tuesday after a session of theArmenian-Belarus inter-governmental commission for trade and economiccooperation, Arka reports.
The authorities of the information and analysis agency Vestnik Kavkaza had a meeting with journalists from North and South Caucasus, paticipants in the school of journalism organized under the auspices of Pen-club RIAN at RIA Novosti.The Editor-in-Chief of Vestnik Kavkaza, Alexey Vlasov, noted at the meeting that the primary goal is forming a national civil position on issues of the future social, economic and political development of the region.
Yuri Luzhkov's dismissal will not affect realization of joint economicprojects between the capitals of Armenia and Russia, a source inYerevan's mayoral office told News Armenia.The source recalled that the current mayor of Yerevan, GagikBeglaryan, replaced Yervand Zakharyan, while keeping all the projectsin force.Yerevan and Moscow are realizing major projects in the construction,urban planning, educational and energy sectors.
Even if Armenia recognized the independence of Karabakh, it wouldn'tchange the situation for the better. The recognition of the Republicof Nagorno-Karabakh by Armenia doesn't mean automatic recognition bythe entire international community, and Armenia has no right to demandrecognition of Karabakh by the USA, Russia, France or otherinfluential countries of the world.There can be no discussion of the recognition of the independence ofNagorno-Karabakh, as the talks have not yet finished. The official
A number of Armenian workers in the sphere of tourism have been honoured by the Economics Ministry of Armenia on the occasion of International Tourism Day, NewsArmenia reports.
The speaker of the National Assembly of Armenia Ovik Abramyan is travelling to Switzerland on an official visit, NewsArmenia reports. Abramyan and his delegation will meet with the head of the Senate of Switzerland.
Theoretically the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict could be resolved by therecognition of the republic, but it is impossible in reality, the headof the Caucasus Institute, Alexander Iskandaryan says, reports ArmeniaToday. Armenia's recognition wouldn't lead to the end of the conflict,since it doesn't take into account the Azerbaijani and theinternational community's positions.
The Catholicos of All Armenians Garegin II met with Armenian PresidentSerg Sargsyan to discuss the issue of the return of the body of theAzerbaijani national hero, Mubariz Ibrahimov. The Supreme Mufti of theCaucasus Allashukur Pashazade has asked Garegin II for aid in thisissue. The Armenian side is always ready to offer aid, Ejmiatsin pressoffice reports, calling on the Azerbaijani side on to offer such aidin response.