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Assistant US Trade Representative Dan Mullaney and Armenia Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian signing the US-Armenia Trade Agreement

US, Armenia Sign Trade and Investment Framework Agreement

US, Armenia Sign Trade and Investment Framework Agreement

ANCA Welcomes — Urges Negotiations for a New U.S.-Armenia Double Tax Treaty WASHINGTON—Following years of Armenian American advocacy and U.S.-Armenia diplomacy, Armenian Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandian and Assistant US Trade Representative Daniel Mullaney today signed the U.S.-Armenia Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA), a bilateral accord long sought by the Armenian National Committee of America

Armenia's Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian at a press conference in Yerevan. Jan. 26, 2015. (Photo: Photolure)

Nalbandian, Afeyan Hold Press Conference on Genocide Centennial

WASHINGTON (A.W.)—Armenia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Edward Nalbandian joined the National Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide Centennial (NCAGC) chair and 100 LIVES co-founder, Noubar Afeyan, in a telephone press call on May 7, the Armenian Weekly reports. The two discussed various issues pertaining to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, including the upcoming National Commemoration

Armenia Again Rejects Turkish Preconditions

Armenia on Wednesday denounced Turkish leaders’ continuing linkage of Turkish-Armenian relations and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, saying that Ankara risks wrecking the western-backed rapprochement between the two states.

Yerevan Asks OSCE to Respond to Azeri Threats

Armenia has complained to Europe’s top security and human rights watchdog that Azerbaijan’s military buildup is violating the ceiling set by the 1990 Treaty on Conventional Forces in Europe.

Turkey to Host Talks with Armenia, Azerbaijan Next Week

Foreign Ministers from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkey will meet next week for a second round of trilateral talks in the Finnish capital of Helsinki, reported Hurriyet daily news Wednesday. Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan confirmed the meeting set for December 4-5 late Tuesday, following talks in Istanbul Monday with his Armenian counterpart Edward Nalbandian, who

Babacan to Travel to Baku for Talks on Karabakh

BAKU–Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan will fly to Baku on a two day official visit for talks with top officials on the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict. He is scheduled to arrive in the Azeri capital on November 30, the Turkish embassy in Azerbaijan said. News of the Turkish Foreign Minister’s trip to Azerbaijan comes a day after

Turkish Foreign Ministry Says Babacan, Nalbandian to Discuss ‘1915 Incidents’

ANKARA (Hurriyet)–The Turkish Press is reporting that Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ali Babacan will meet with his Armenian counterpart Edward Nalbandian in Istanbul on Monday for discussions on “Armenian claims regarding the incidents of 1915,” a phrase Turkey consistently uses in to negate the Armenian Genocide, Foreign ministry spokesman Burak Ozugergin told Bloomberg News on Thursday.

Cyprus Parliament Head to Visit Armenia

YEREVAN (ArmRadio)–The President of the Cypriot House of Representatives, Marios Garoyan, is set to arrive in Yerevan on Wednesday for talks on cooperation between the two countries’ parliamen’s. Garoyan, who will head an official delegation to Armenia, is scheduled to address the Armenian National Assembly Wednesday, after which he will hold official talks with National

Sweden Hosts Armenian Foreign Minister

STOCKHOLM (DPA)–Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt held talks Friday with visiting Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian. Bildt said he welcomed the joint declaration this week by the presidents of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan to seek a peaceful solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, referring to the breakaway region claimed by both Armenia and Azerbaijan. Bildt said

Diaspora Can’t be Ignored in Normalization Process, Nalbandian Says

YEREVAN (ArmRadio)–Armenia cannot establish normal relations with Turkey without taking the opinion of the Diaspora into consideration, Armenia’s Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian said during an interview with the Turkish BBC service on Tuesday. “I don’t think there is a real obstacle to the normalization of the relations,” Nalbandian said. “We are first of all waiting

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