Apr 23 2014 - 12:36
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov met Russian co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group Igor Popov in Moscow, APA reports.Mammadyarov noted that Russia was trying to give the peaceful process a push. He expressed hope that the negotiations will activate.In his words, the status quo of the conflict was unacceptable. Mammadyarov added that Armenia should withdraw forces from the occupied territories of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Apr 23 2014 - 11:33
Armenian Prime Minister Ovik Abramyan has presented Karen Chshmarityan, the new minister for economy, News.am reports.Abramyan thanked ex-minister Vagram Avanesyan for work and expressed hope that he will continue service for the country.The prime minister reminded that Chshmarityan had worked at the government and parliament for many years.
Apr 23 2014 - 11:13
U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan Richard Morningstar has expressed hope that Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents would have a new round of talks in the near future, Trend reports.The ambassador reminded that the U.S. was actively encouraging negotiations as a member of the OSCE Minsk Group.
Apr 23 2014 - 10:44
Armenian ex-Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan discussed the need for the luxury tax and initiated amendments to the law on excise taxes in 2011, News.am reports.Sargsyan’s law only affects luxury cars. Prime Minister Ovik Abramyan scrapped the law, freeing importers of luxury vehicles (worth about $61,000 and above) from paying 20% of the excise tax.
Apr 22 2014 - 12:09
Armenian President has promoted Deputy Foreign Minister Zograb Mnatsakanyan to the permanent representative of the country at the UN.
Apr 21 2014 - 13:35
Russian and Armenian Foreign Ministers Sergey Lavrov and Edward Nalbandian have discussed fulfillment of bilateral agreements, international affairs and the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process at a meeting in Moscow.The sides emphasized that the only solution for the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict was negotiations under assistance of the OSCE Minsk Group.
Apr 18 2014 - 16:03
Four congressmen - Eliot Engel, Lois Frankel, David Sisilaynj and the head of the delegation, Ed Royce - have arrived in Baku. After a brief trip to Kiev, they will travel to Yerevan. The congressmen will hold talks with senior government and municipal officials and business representatives from both countries.Among the discussed topics will be world energy and the Iranian nuclear program. In Azerbaijan, American politicians are going to examine issues of regional security. Azerbaijani MP Aydin Mirzazade said that Baku became a regional center for diplomatic visits long ago. "For us this is not the first meeting with congressmen. American politicians are interested in such things as mutual relations, deep cooperation in certain fields, and an opportunity to get acquainted with the results of the development of Azerbaijan's economy and social issues, the strengthening of the public sphere, the development of infrastructure and so on."The delegation of the congress will focus this time on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Four congressmen - Eliot Engel, Lois Frankel, David Sisilaynj and the head of the delegation, Ed Royce - have arrived in Baku.
Apr 17 2014 - 20:44
The OSCE Chairman-in-Office, President of the Swiss Confederation Didier Burkhalter, is going to pay a visit to Azerbaijan and Armenia at the beginning of June,