The National Assembly approved on Wednesday major amendments to Armenia’s new Electoral Code that stem from a compromise agreement reached by the government and the parliamentary opposition earlier this month.
Before his visit to the South Caucus, including Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said “The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict risks to re-escalate at any time.”
Armenia is increasingly gaining strategic significance in the context of construction of the North-South energy corridor with Iran, Georgia, and Russia.
The Moscow City Court on Tuesday upheld a 4-year prison sentence given to prominent Armenian businessman, Levon Hayrapetyan, for embezzlement of $700,000.
Direct flights between Armenia and the US should be based on economic and business factors, said Bridget Brink, U.S. State Department Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs.
The formation of the Armenia-Russia joint air defense system does not deprive Armenia the independence to manage its own measures of air defense, said Deputy Defense Minister, Ara Nazaryan.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, referring to the St. Petersburg meeting results between the Presidents of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, said the topic of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement demands silence from the public.
Pope Francis concluded his historic visit to Armenia Sunday by releasing doves toward the direction of Mt. Ararat after praying at Khor Virab.
As a centerpiece of his Papal Visit to Armenia, Pope Francis held an Ecumenical service for peace in Yerevan’s Republic Square.
On the second day of his Papal Visit to Armenia, Pope Francis offered prayers for the victims of the Armenian Genocide at the Dzidzernagapert.