Showing posts with label Armenia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Armenia. Show all posts

February 2 - U.S. Embassy in Armenia softens travel prohibition for its employees to travel to cities bordering Azerbaijan


Feb 2, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


The U.S. Embassy in Armenia has softened the prohibition on its employees traveling to cities bordering Azerbaijan, according to Αzeri media.

January 28 - Armenia invites Azerbaijan to sign non-aggression pact


Jan 28, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


Armenia invited Azerbaijan to sign a non-aggression pact if the process of signing a peace treaty takes too long, Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan said, Trend reports.

January 13 – Fostering Armenia-EU Relations: Greek Foreign Minister's Significant Visit to Armenia


Jan 13, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


On January 10, George Gerapetritis, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece, visited Armenia, the Press Office of the Armenian Foreign Ministry reported.

January 11 - US believes in possibility of durable peace between Azerbaijan, Armenia


Jan 11, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


 The US believes in a possibility of a durable peace between Azerbaijan and Armenia, Vedant Patel, Principal Deputy Spokesperson of the US State Department said during a briefing, in response to a

Türkiye, US discuss peace talks between Azerbaijan and Armenia


Jan 6, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Baku, Azerbaijan

Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan discussed peace talks between Azerbaijan and Armenia during a meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Trend reports.

Russian FM Lavrov Cautions Armenia Against NATO Engagements


Dec 28, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

In an interview with TASS published on December 28, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated that Russia expects Armenia to realize the threat of losing the sovereignty of the state in the sphere of national defense and security as a result of deepening dialogue with NATO.

Armenian Ambassador honored with the highest Medal of Paris

Photo of Siranush Ghazanchyan Siranush Ghazanchyan Send an emailDecember 23, 2023

Dec 24, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has awarded Armenian Ambassador to France Hasmik Tolmajyan with the highest award of the city of Paris, the Grand Vermeil Medal of teh City of Paris (Médaille de Grand Vermeil de Paris).

During the ceremony at the City Hall, Mayor Hidalgo emphasized that today France and Armenia are closer than ever, and Ambassador Tolmajian has made a significant contribution to this by uniting various social and political figures and organizations France around the idea of protection and support for Armenia and the Armenian people, making this issue one of the cornerstones of consolidation of the French society.

Mayor Hidalgo noted that Paris and all of France have been and will continue to stand by the people of Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh, and noted that awarding the Armenian ambassador to France with the highest medal of Paris is also a proof of that commitment.

Ambassador Tolmajyan, in turn, expressed gratitude to Mayor Anne Hidalgo and members of the Paris City Council for the award and for sending a message of support and solidarity to the entire Armenian people once again. 

Ambassador Tolmajyan emphasized that during the last three years, the Armenian people have faced serious challenges, and Armenia highly values and attaches particular importance to the presence of the whole of France, particularly a sincere friend like Paris, by its side during this difficult period.

The Ambassador reminded that the Armenian-French friendship is based on a thousand-year history and common civilizational values, and expressed confidence that it will continue to develop and deepen for the benefit of the peoples of both countries.

Deputies of the French National Assembly, members of the Senate, the Secretary General of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other high-ranking officials of the department, foreign ambassadors accredited to France, French politicians and public figures, artists, journalists, representatives of the Armenian community were present at the ceremony.

Established in 1911, the Grand Medal of Paris is awarded for significant achievements and actions in matters of universal importance. 

To date, the award has been bestowed upon figures such as Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, world-famous composer Michel Legrand, world-renowned actors Brigitte Bardot and Jean-Paul Belmondo, as well as others who have made a great contribution to science, culture, literature and politics.

armenian media

Armenia admits possibility of new military, technical cooperation agreements with Russia

Dec 23, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


 Armenia and Russia may negotiate new agreements on military and technical cooperation, Parliament Speaker Alen Simonyan said at a briefing.

Armenia and Russia Reach Understanding Over TV Broadcasting, Avoiding Escalation


Dec 19, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


On December 18, Armenian Minister of High-Tech Industry Robert Khachatryan stated that Russian partners have recognized violations in the order of broadcasting of their TV channels in Armenia, and the Armenian side has decided not to go into details. 

Armenia, Greece, Cyprus sign military cooperation programs for 2024


Dec 18, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


Bilateral Armenia-Greece and Armenia-Cyprus consultations, as well as trilateral consolations between the three countries were held at the premises of the Armenian Ministry of Defense.

Nagorno-Karabakh: Eurasia’s Forgotten Conflict

With Azerbaijan’s establishment of control over Nagorno-Karabakh now complete, questions remain about refugees now settling in Armenia.

Dec 17, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

by Mark Temnycky

Last week, representatives from the Armenian and Azerbaijani governments met to discuss the delimitation of their borders, where they debated the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Armenian Defense Minister briefs Greek security official on Crossroads of Peace project


Dec 15, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


On an official visit to the Hellenic Republic, Armenian Defense Minister Suren Papikyan met with the National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of Greece, Thanos Dokos.

United States 'Welcomes' Prisoners Exchange between Azerbaijan-Armenia


Dec 13, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


The United States on Wednesday welcomed the return of the Armenian and Azerbaijani detainees, and reports that additional confidence-building measures are being discussed, the State Department Spokesperson Matthew Miller told TURAN's Washington correspondent during daily briefing.

Moscow Comments on Armenia's Western Military Engagements

Dec 8, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Recently, Armenian Deputy Defense Minister Hrachya Sarkisian noted that Armenia does not intend to sue Russia over the non-fulfillment of arms deals, under which Yerevan has not received the ordered military products, although it has made the relevant payments.

Armenian Ambassador to Greece urges to realize Karabakh displaced population's right of repatriation


Nov 28, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas



Tigran Mkrtchyan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to Greece, on Tuesday held a meeting with deputy of the ruling "New Democracy" party of Greece, chairperson of the Greek Parliament’s Standing Committee of National Defense and Foreign Affairs Dora Bakoyannis.

Decision on Armenia’s possible withdrawal from CSTO will be made based on state interests – PM


Nov 24, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

The decision on Armenia’s possible withdrawal from the CSTO will be made taking into account its state interests, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said at a press conference today.

First time: Armenia refused aid from the Russian Collective Security Treaty Organization


Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan 

Nov 20, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Yerevan, represented by its representation in the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), for the first time publicly refused the assistance offered by this organization.

U.S. Senate unanimously adopts bill blocking military aid to Azerbaijan


Nov 17, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas



Michigan Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) led the unanimous U.S. Senate passage of the “Armenian Protection Act of 2023” (S.3000) which aims to block all U.S. military assistance to Azerbaijan by removing President Biden’s authority to waive Section 907 of the FREEDOM Support Act for Fiscal Years 2024 and 2025, the ANCA reports.

Azerbaijan rejects Armenia peace talks in US over Washington's 'biased remarks'

Azerbaijani's President Ilham Aliyev (L) and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan (R).

Nov 16, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Azerbaijan on Thursday refused to participate in normalisation talks with arch-foe Armenia that were planned in the United States this month over what it said was Washington’s “biased” position.