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Karabakh Delegation Heads to Belgium for Roundtable Talks

STEPANAKERT (Armenpress)–Officials from the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic are en route to Brussels to participate in roundtable discussions on the European Union’s policy toward Nagorno-Karabakh and the Caucasus. The delegation, comprising Karabakh’s Deputy Foreign Minister Edward Atanesian and the President’s Press Secretary, will also participate in a series of other meetings with European officials and the European

Speculation Grows as Russia Sponsors New Round of Karabakh Talks

YEREVAN (Combined Sources)–Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held a trilateral meeting with his Armenian and Azerbaijani counterparts on Friday to discuss details of the Nagorno-Karabakh peace accord proposed by Russia and other international mediators, raising speculation as to whether a possible Karabakh settlement is in the works. The meeting took place on the sidelines of

US Considers Azerbaijan’s Territorial Integrity Key to Karabakh Resolution, Says Bryza

BAKU (Trend)–The United States considers the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan as a key principle on which the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict resolution should be based, Matthew Bryza, the US Co-Chairman of the OSCE Minsk Group, said in an interview with BBC Russia. Bryza said that the presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia reportedly want the conflict resolved as

A Diplomatic ‘No’ to Iran

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict resolution process will continue under the auspices of the OSCE Minsk Group, said Armenia’s foreign ministry spokesperson Tigran Balayan Tuesday, in response to an Armenpress inquiry on Iran’s offer to mediate the conflict resolution process. Iran expressed its desire to mediate the conflict following the Sept. 16 visit by Armenia’s Foreign

Karabakh Not in a Hurry to Recognize Abkhazia

STEPANAKERT (Azg)–The Nagorno-Karabakh Republic must not hurry to recognize Abkhazia, said the country’s parliament speaker Ashot Ghulian at a press conference Tuesday to brief the press about a recent visit to Abkhazia to celebrate that country’s independence anniversary. A delegation, headed by Ghulian, visited the Abkhaz capital of Sukhumi on Sept. 29 at the invitation

Hayastan All Armenia Fund Pushes Forward with Rural Development Programs

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–The Hayastan All-Armenia fund has begun implementing a series of new rural development projects in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh. According to an official from the fund, reconstruction began in September on the water supply system of Karabakh’s Berdashen village. The reconstruction project, sponsored by the Hayastan Fund’s Argentina affiliate, envisages the repair of the Berdashen

ARF Position on Karabakh Unchanged, Says Markarian

STEPANAKERT (Combined Sources)–Following a meeting with Nagorno-Karabakh Republic President Bako Sahakian Tuesday, chairman of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Bureau Hrant Markarian told a press conference that his party’s position on the Karabakh conflict resolution process remains unchanged, expressing concern over the recent movement in Armenia-Turkey/Armenia-Azerbaijan relations. Markarian said that the region was going through complicated

Director at International Crisis Group Calls for Turkish Role in Karabakh Peace

BAKU (Day.az)–Turkey can and must facilitate the peaceful resolution of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, the International Crisis Group’s Caucasus Project Director, Lawrence Sheets, said on Wednesday. "This country is interested in stability in the Caucasus. Contribution to the peace process will strengthen Ankara’s position in the region and help its EU bid," Day.az quoted Sheets

Switzerland-Armenia Parliamentary Group Visits Yerevan

YEREVAN (Combined Sources)–Members from the Swiss Federal Assembly’s Switzerland-Armenia Parliamentary group were in Yerevan on Wednesday meeting with President Serzh Sarkisian on the first leg of a two-day visit aimed at bolstering bilateral ties between the two landlocked mountainous countries. The group, headed by Christine Egerszegi-Obrist, met also with National Assembly Speaker Hovik Abrahamyan and

Sahakian, ARF Bureau Members Discuss Karabakh Conflict

STEPANAKERT (Armenpress)–Members from the Armenian Revolutionary Federation’s governing Bureau were in Stepanakert on Wednesday meeting with Karabakh President Bako Sahakian for talks on the foreign and domestic policies of the two Armenian states. According to Sahakian’s press office, the meeting with ARF Bureau Representative Hrant Markarian and ARF Bureau member David Lokian centered on “a