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National Assembly of Armenia rejects amendment

The National Assembly of Armenia has rejected an amendment to the law "On international treaties" proposed by the faction "ARF Dashnaktsutyun" on April 7th, reports news.am.

Armenia is willing to continue negotiations on Turkish-Armenian relations

Turkey is willing to continue the process of normalising relationswith Armenia, announced Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandyan,reports Novosti-Armenia.

Erdogan awaiting answer of the Armenian President

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan sent a letter to the Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan. The letter must be transmitted by the special representative of the Turkish Prime Minister, deputy minister of Foreign Affairs Firudin Sinirlioglu, now being in Yerevan.

Turkish premier's special envoy in Armenia

The special envoy of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan hasarrived in the Armenian capital of Yerevan to meet Armenian PresidentSerzh Sargsyan, reports Medimaks. The news was announced by Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandyan,who will also meet the envoy.  

U.S., Armenian presidents to meet in Washington

The U.S. and Armenian presidents will meet in Washington on thesidelines of a April 12-13 nuclear safety summit, the Mediamaks agencysaid, citing a White House spokesman. U.S. President Barack Obama will also hold meetings with the Chinese,Kazakh and South African presidents, the German chancellor and theking of Jordan, as well as with the prime ministers of India andPakistan. Gibbs said that Obama and Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan woulddiscuss Turkish-Armenian relations, among other issues.

Yerevan: Opposition protest

A meeting of the Armenian National Congress turned into ademonstration, in which thousands of opposition supportersparticipated . A column of demonstrations was led by the ANK leader,the first Armenian president Levon Ter-Petrosyan, and leaders of otheropposition parties. The participants walked through the center of thecity demanding the President's retirement.

EU supports OSCE Minsk Group’s efforts on Nagorno-Karabakh

The European Union supports the efforts of the OSCE Minks Group to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, EU commissioner for EUenlargement Stefan Fule said while on a visit to the Armenian capital of Yerevan, RIA Novosti reports.“The EU not only supports the efforts of the OSCE Minsk Group on the resolution of the Karabakh conflict, but is carrying out a concreteprogram to build trust in the region, including in Karabakh,” Fule said at a joint news conference with Armenian Foreign Minister EduardNalbandyan.

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan is against the establishment of a joint Turkish-Armenian historical commission

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan is against the establishment of ajoint Turkish-Armenian historical commission."I doubt this commission can be impartial, in a situation when theTurkish authorities convict people for using the word "genocide,” hesaid.“The Turkish government wants to exceed the allotted time for thenegotiations on this issue, since the nowadays parliaments ofdifferent countries are trying to pass resolutions on the genocide.The uncertain situation is advantageous for Ankara.

New Armenian ambassadors appointed to Singapore and to Slovenia

Armenian President Serzh Sargisyan signed a decree on appointment of ambassadors to Singapore and Slovenia, reports Armenia Today. As announced president’s press office, Serzh Sargsyan signed a decree on appointment of Plenipotentiary and Extraordinarily ambassador to China Armen Sarkisyan to the post of Plenipotentiary and Extraordinarily ambassador to Singapore.

No Armenian peace-makers injured in clash with Taliban fighters.

No Armenian peace-makers injured in clash with Taliban fighters.According to Armenian Defense Ministry press secretary Seiran Shahsuvaryan, Armenian military personnel accommodated in Afghanistan with peace-support mission were not harmed in clash with Taliban fighters, which happened in the Kunduz region of Afghanistan. Reported RIA News.On April 2 three German soldiers were killed and five injured in the fight against talibs. 

Armenian Prime Minister to be discharge from the hospital

In the near hours Armenian prime minister Tigran Sarkisyan will be discharged from the hospital, reports Armenia Today. As recently announced deputy director of health center “Nairi” Siranush Martorosyan, the head of the government had problems with blood pressure. “Currently prime minister’s health status is stable, he feels much better now. In the near hours he will be discharged from the hospital,” – she said.

Georgian border guards let Armenian citizens pass

At the Upper Lars checkpoint Georgian border guards did not let several citizens of Armenia pass.  Georgian side spokesmen said to the citizens of Armenia, that they can not get to Armenia through the territory of Georgia. It was caused by  the  record in their passports indicating that they have crossed the border between Russia and South Ossetia at the "Lower Zaramag” checkpoint, reports Armenia Today.

Armenian Prime-Minister undergoes medical examination

Tigran Sargsyan, the Armenian Prime-Minister, underwent a medical examination today, reported the Prime Minister's aide, Aram Ananyan, commenting on rumours of the hospitalization of Tigran Sargsyan, reports Armenia Today.Other details have not been reported. According to Ananyan, the Prime Minister is feeling well.

Turkish Prime Minister to visit Washington

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has decided to participatein a nuclear safety summit, which will take place in Washington. Hetold journalists that he will visit Washington on April 12th and 13th.Before his visit, Turkey's ambassador will return to the UnitedStates. The Turkish PM said that, during his meetings with BarakObama, the historical events of the beginning of the 20th centuryconnected with the fate of the Armenian people in the Ottoman Empirewill be discussed.

Is the second president coming back?

Is the second president coming back?

Convinced of the ineffectiveness of his meetings in Moscow, Teheran, and Paris, Robert Kocharyan has decided to focus on "internal games".

“Rosatom” will fit out Armenian NPS.

“Rosatom” will fit out Armenian NPS.“Rosatom” and Armenian Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources signed a treaty according to which “Rosatom” will provide a new nuclear unit with nuclear island, reports RIA News as referred to press service of the Russian corporation.

Centre for neurovascular surgery opens in Armenia

The first republican centre for neurovascular surgery has opened in Armenia  Serz Sargsyan attended a the  opening ceremony the Yerevan State Medical University,  reports Armenia Today.There were allocated $4,5 million for this centre . It has been fit out with modern medical  equipment, the staff was trained in the USA. The Yerevan State Medical University Diagnostic Center is to receive its first patients April 1.The Centre will start functioning in full from May 1.

The Minsk group of the OSCE is satisfied with its meetings on Karabakh

Representatives of the Minsk group of the OSCE on the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, speaking of the results of meetings with the foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia, noted with satisfaction the commitment of the sides …

Europe expects meaningful reforms from Yerevan

Europe expects meaningful reforms from Yerevan

The Armenian opposition has submitted a set of proposals on reforms in the South Caucasus state to the Council of Europe

Armenia disagrees with elements of Madrid principles - OSCE Minsk Group

Armenia does not agree with certain elements of the updated Madrid principles, Russian OSCE Minsk Group co-chair Yuri Merzlyakov has said, Armenia Today reports.He said that the proposals were the last to be made by the current co-chairs.“However, we are not overdramatizing the situation,” he said. “A couple of years ago we noted the same situation with regard to the Madrid principles accepted by Armenia – but as it turns out not entirely.”He also said this would be his last visit to the region as co-chair.