The Armenian Revolutionary Federation – Artsakh Region held its 19th Regional Convention from December 9 and 10.
On December 11, the European Parliament gave its consent to the participation of Armenia in EU agencies and programs, adopting the report drafted by Member of the European Parliament Tomasz Poreba on this issue, which represents the first tangible step in cooperation after the EU-Armenia declaration at the recent Vilnius Summit, European Friends of Armenia (EuFA) reports.
USAID presented its 2013-2018 assistance strategy for Armenia at a public event in Yerevan on December 11. Dr. Karen Hilliard, Director of USAID/Armenia, introduced the main strategic directions of bilateral cooperation in the areas of economic growth, governance, health care and social reform. Senior officials of the Armenian government, representatives of local and international donor organizations, the private sector and civil society attended the event.
On December 10, 1991, the people of Artsakh voted on a referendum to proclaim the Nagorno Karabakh Republic independent. The referendum was ratified by a 98.9 percent of voters. The message of the Armenian people, who once again were confronted with massacres and ethnic cleansing, was clear. They would stand no more. Thus began Karabakh’s struggle for independence. 15 years later, agaon on December 10, Artsakh ratified its state constitution, reaffirming the people’s belief in freedom and cementing their commitment to democracy.
The collection of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute has been completed with the addition of new cartographic materials. Armenpress reported from the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute that these American, German, and British cartographic materials are of great interest, as the borders of Turkey already declared Republican exist there. Accordingly, the eastern boundary of Turkey runs along the border which was laid out by the arbitral resolution of the USA’s 28th President, Woodrow Wilson.
Every Armenian on the planet remembers the moment they heard the news.
On December 7, 1988 at exactly 11:41 AM the ground beneath our homeland shifted. When the earth stopped moving, 25,000 people were dead, tens of thousands were injured, and hundreds of thousands were left homeless as villages, towns and cities were devastated by an earthquake that was felt around the world.
On September 19, Armenia completed its first issuing of Eurobonds. The volume of the issue was $700 million, with a maturity period of 7 years, and yield of 6 percent. The main underwriters of the issue were Deutsche Bank, London Branch, HSBC Bank and J.P.Morgan Securities. According to the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Armenia, the demand for Armenia’s first US dollar-denominated Eurobonds crossed $3 billion during the very first days of their issuing. In his interview with Arka News Agency, Investment Banking Director at Ameriabank Arno Mosikyan talked about the Armenia’s pioneering Eurobonds.