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Sarkisian Discusses Military Priorities With US Defense Official

A high-level official from the US Department of Defense was in Yerevan Thursday meeting with Armenia’s top leadership for talks on military cooperation, reported the Armenian Presidential press service.

No Peace Plan Without Armenia, Karabakh Consent

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–Armenia will not sign any peace agreement without the explicit approval by the people of Armenia and Karabakh, said foreign minister Eduard Nalbandian during a briefing in Parliament Wednesday. “When there is a consensus in the process, all principles will be presented to the people for discussion. Without the full understanding and assistance by

Microsoft to Give Computer Training to Teachers, Students in Armenia

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–Microsoft is set to invest roughly $600,000 in Armenia in the next five years as part of an international program aimed at training teachers and students to use computers, recently extended to Armenia, the Education Ministry reported. The Vice President of Microsoft’s Central and Eastern European operations, Vahe Torossian, told reporters in Yerevan Friday

Armenia to Open Embassies in Japan, Finland, Lithuania

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–Armenia will open three new embassies in the coming years, establishing official representation in Japan, Finland and Lithuania, said Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian. The announcement came during budget discussions in the National Assembly on Armenia’s permanent commissions abroad. Each embassy will be staffed by a five member diplomatic corps, Nalbandian said, expressing hope

NATO to Step up Role in Caucasus

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–NATO will no longer remain passive in its drive to establish “stability and security” in the South Caucasus region, the Director of NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Integration and Partnership Program said Tuesday during the annual conference of the Black Sea Security Program. NATO is very concerned with the current situation in the South Caucasus, Yaroslav Skonizhka

Sarkisian Meets with EU Representative to South Caucasus

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–President Serzh Sarkisian Monday met with the European Union’s special representative to the South Caucasus, Peter Semneby, for talks on European Armenian relations and current developmen’s in the South Caucasus. “The South Caucasus is of great importance to the European Union,” Semneby said, noting that Sarkisian’s upcoming visit to Brussels will allow Armenia and

Russian Armenian Businessman Discusses Russian-Armenian Business Prospects

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–Armenia and Russia have a history of strong relations that continues to develop till this day, the President of the Russian Union of Armenia’s and the World Armenian Congress Ara Abrahamian told reporters during a press conference on Friday, pointing to Russian president Dmitri Medvedev’s upcoming visit to Armenia as further indication of the

Medvedev to Visit Armenia

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–Russia’s President will travel to Yerevan on Monday for a two day official visit with the country’s top leadership Medvedev’s trip will coincide with the disbursement of $10 million from Russia to implement a series of security projects on Armenia’s Nuclear Power Plant at Metzamor. According to the Director of Armenia’s Nuclear Power Plant,

Diaspora Ministry Seeks to Harness Diaspora’s Scientific Potential

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–Armenia’s Diaspora Minister Hran’sh Hakobian and the chairman of the National Academy of Sciences Radik Martirosian signed on Friday a document that will lay the groundwork for the consolidation of educational and scientific ties between Armenia and her worldwide diaspora. The agreement envisages the eventual consolidation of Armenia and Diaspora scientific and educational ties,

Reports Indicate New Round of Armenian-Azer Talks

BAKU (Armenpress)–Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian and his Azeri counterpart Elmar Mammedyarov will likely meet for a new round of Nagorno-Karabakh talks on the sidelines of the October 9 session of the CIS council of Foreign Ministers to be held in the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek, Novosti Azerbaijan reported, quoting an anonymous diplomatic source. According

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