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His Holiness Aram I Makes Ecumenical Visit to Scandinavia

His Holiness Aram I–Catholicos of Cilicia and Moderator of the Central and Executive Committees of the World Council of Churches–set out on an ecumenical tour of three Northern European countries. During a fourteen-day trip between March 1 and 15–the delegation headed by His Holiness visited Sweden– Denmark and the Netherlands. His Holiness was accompanied by

Sarkissian Congratulates Kocharian

Yerevan (Noyan Tapan) – Armen Sarkissian–former prime minister of Armenia–sent the first congratulatory telegram–Friday to Robert Kocharian–the newly appointed prime minister of that country. Sarkissian–in addition to congratulating Kocharian–expressed confidence in his successor’s abilities to fulfill the duties of the poisition well. "I am confident your political experience and knowledge–and your personal achievemen’s will benefit

Armenian Foreign Minister Ends Visit to Egypt.

CAIRO–March 21 (Itar-Tass) – Armenian Foreign Minister Alexander Arzumanyan ended an official visit to Armenia. During the three-day visit to Cairo the Armenian minister met President Hosni Mubarak and gave him a message from Armenian President Levon Ter-Petrosyan. The Armenian minister held talks with Parliament Chairman Ahmed Fathi Sorour–Foreign Minister Amr Musa and other Egyptian

ANCA Participates in Washington DC Conference With International Affiliates Br Representatives From Western Hemisphere And Australia Coordinate Support for Armenia And Nagorno Karabagh

WASHINGTON–DC — Representatives of the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) and its international affiliates from throughout the Western Hemisphere and Australia gathered in Washington– DC this past weekend for a three day conference in support of the independence of Armenia and Nagorno Karabagh. The conference–which ran from March 14th through 16th–included extensive discussions relating

Azeri President to Visit Ukraine

KIEV March 21 (Itar-Tass) – Azeri President Geidar Aliyev will be awarded the Order of Yaroslav the Wise during his visit to the Ukrainian capital–scheduled for March 24-25. Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma signed a decree on Thursday–which says that the Azeri leader would be awarded the Order for outstanding personal contribution to the development of

Multilateral Cooperation to Guarantee Stability in Region

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan/Azg daily)Armenian–Iranian and Turkmen Deputy Foreign Ministers signed protocols on multilateral cooperation in the commercial–economic–banking–energy and transport fields Wednesday. Based on these protocols–a memorandum of mutual cooperation will be signed by the foreign ministers of the countries in April in Yerevan. At a news conference Wednesday Armenian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Manassarian reported

Defendant in &quotSeptember 25quot; Trial” Charges Physical Torture

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)During the Wednesday session of the "September 25" trial– defendant Mkrtych Meghavorian testified that on the day in question–while soldiers began shooting to disperse pro-democracy protesters–he was at the entrance of his house and he never returned to the parliament building. According to Meghavorian–his neighbors could confirm his testimony. According to the defendant–he

Robert Kocharian Agreed to Take Over The Post of Prime Minister

YEREVAN–MARCH 20–ARMENPRESS. On March 20–the Security Council attached to the President of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic held a meeting in Stepanakert. According to the Press Secretary of the Nagorno-Karabakh President Alexander Grigorian–during the meeting–the President of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Robert Kocharian reported on the Armenian President’s proposal to take over the post of the Prime Minister of

Robert Kocharian’s Biography

YEREVAN–MARCH 19–ARMENPRESS. Robert Kocharian was born on August 31–1954–in Stepanakert. Secondary school Mr. Kocharian finished in Stepanakert–and during 1972-1974–he has served in the Soviet Army. In 1982–he graduated from the electrotechnical department of Yerevan Politechnical Institute. Robert Kocharian started his working activities in 1971 at the electrotechnical factory in Stepanakert as a fitter, engineer-mechanic. Then

Political Prisoners Defense Council Created

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)The "Sept. 25" trial has been concocted to terrorize the people and cause a long-term psychological threat within the population–evaluated Rafael Ghazarian–chairman of the newly created "Sept. ’96 and Political Prisoners" defense council–during a press conference Thursday. Ghazarian stated that the preliminary investigation by the prosecution is reminiscent of Stalinist-era terror and tactics