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Aliyev Begins US State Visit Expected to Meet Clinton Friday

TBILISI–Georgia (Reuter)–Azeri President Gaidar Aliyev began a state visit to the United States Monday seeking a bigger American role in ending his country’s conflict with Armenia as well as $10 billion in deals with US oil firms. Aliyev–arrived in New York late Sunday–and is expected to meet President Bill Clinton and United Nations Secretary-General Kofi

Turkmens Say No Retreat On Caspian Oil Field Row

ALMATY–Kazakhstan (Reuter)–Turkmen President Saparmurat Niyazov told a Russian minister Monday that his country would not give in in the row over ownership of oil fields in the Caspian Sea–a source close to the Turkmen government said. Earlier this month–Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR signed a $1 billion preliminary agreement with the Russian state oil company

Kanaker Hydroplant Construction Funded by Germany

YEREVAN (Azg)–German Ambassador to Armenia Carola Muller Holtkemper and Armenian Ministers of Energy and Finance Gagik Martirosian and Armen Darbinian signed inter-governmental agreemen’s on providing a 10 million German mark loan to Armenia for 40 years. Payment of the debt will start in 12 years. According to Martirosian–these are the best conditions for a loan

England’s Drug Market Run By Turks

ISTANBUL (Marmara)–According to an extensive report in England’s widely circulated Observer newspaper this past weekend–the illegal drug market in England is virtually in the hands of Turks. The newspaper also added that Turkish drug traffickers in England have strong ties with well-known Turkish governmental figures. According to the report–England–due to the large quantities of smuggled

Azeris Want Negotiations to Fail Says Libaridian

YEREVAN (Hayastani Hanrapetutiun)–In an interview with Armenpress–Levon Ter-Petrosyan’s chief advisor Jirair Libaridian said that declarations of the Azeri government in response to the new OSCE Minsk Group proposals–are a poor reflection of the Azeri desire to continue the negotiations process. Libaridian said he doesn’t understand why the Azeri leaders violated the secrecy principle. Perhaps–they would

ARF Representatives Meet With French Ambassador

YEREVAN (Hayots Ashkhar)–Representatives of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Executive Council of Armenia met with French Ambassador to Armenia Michel LeGrand Wednesday to discuss issues of importance to Armenia’s. ARF representatives Rouben Hakobian and National Assembly member Gagik Mkrtchyan presented the diplomat with an assessment of Armenia’s internal and economic situation. The meeting specifically addressed ARF

Armenians Among Swiss Bank Account Holders

Several Armenia’s were among the hundreds of names released recently as owning dormant Swiss bank accounts dating back to the World War II era. In light of recent revelations by US and German officials that hundreds upon thousands of pre-World War II Swiss bank accounts still existed within the country that had been dormant for

French Ambassador Stresses Development of Economic Ties

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–"The Armenian-French relationship is a complex system in which formal relations occupy a certain place–but not the principal one," said French ambassador to Armenia–Michel Legras–Thursday at a press conference. The ambassador stated that bilateral relations between the governmen’s of the two countries were generally good–but that there were both areas of improvement–such as

Minister Congratulates Homenetmen on International Membership

YEREVAN–Armenia’s Minister of culture–athletics and youth affairs Armen Smbatian sent a letter to the Homenetmen Central Executive congratulating the organization for its efforts in registering the Armenian National Scouting Organization (Homenetmen of Armenia) as Armenia’s official scouting organization within the International Scouting Movement. The ANSO became a member of the ISM in April making Armenia

Round Table in Armenia Calls for Unification of Organizations

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–A round table discussion on the role of Armenia’s public organizations in defending civil rights was held at the initiative of the "Women for Democracy and Justice" public organization Thursday. The initiative group of that organization mainly consists of wives and sisters of opposition political figures–including Larisa Zadoyan ,wife of Arshak Sadoyan–Boardmember of

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