Preliminary examples of smartphones and tablets set to be produced in Armenia by 2014 were presented during Friday’s meeting of Armenia’s Industrial Council by the Prime Minister of Armenia.
On the evening of November 30 the Ray Dolby Ballroom was filled to capacity, a sea of round tables with green colored programs perched atop the tabletops posing a striking contrast to the black linen cloths covering nearly 100 beautifully decorated tables. As I glanced around the ballroom after a long day of set-up was complete, the ANCA logo – with its characteristic red, blue, and orange next to the stars and stripes – was evident from every place setting meticulously set at each participant’s seat. The green draped programs figuratively represented the grassroots mission of the ANCA, standing tall and proud.
Black Friday was embraced at the famous Loews Hollywood Hotel on November 29 with a lively, bustling crowd of 500 people shuffling through registration and check-ins, many scrambling over to Sebu Simonian to have a picture taken with the award winning Capital Cities’ star, others were hugging each other after several years of separation anxiety.
Hassan Rouhani’s victory in the presidential elections brought significant changes in Iran’s foreign and domestic policy. The easing of tension between the West and Iran on nuclear programs was a priority of Rouhani’s foreign policy, and an agreement on the issue was reached in the Geneva talks between the parties.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu announced on Dec. 5 that he would be visiting Armenia next week, marking a first diplomatic push since the protocols between the two countries signed in 2009 which foresaw the development of relations, including a decision on opening the borders, was shelved.
The meeting of Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyariv and the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs, Igor Popov, Jacques Faure, James Warlick and Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk took place in Ukraine’s capital Kiev on December 4.
The Armenian youth of Argentina rallied Wednesday in Buenos Aires, to protest against the screening of an Azeri film that told lies about the historical reality of the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh. The event was organized by the media company “Equilibrium Global” and the Azerbaijan Embassy in Argentina.