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One of the three hydroelectric power stations on the Vorotan River (Photo: Photolur)

U.S. Takeover of Vorotan Power Plant ‘Finalized’

U.S. Takeover of Vorotan Power Plant ‘Finalized’

YEREVAN (Arka)—Armenian energy and natural resources minister Yervand Zakharyan told a news conference Wednesday that a landmark deal finalizing the sale of Armenia’s Vorotan Hydro Cascade to a US-based company, ContourGloba, will be signed within the next two weeks. The minister said all the “contentious issues” which the original agreement had have been resolved and

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

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

Turkish Envoy in Baku Conditions Ratification on Karabakh Settlement

Turkey’s Ambassador to Azerbaijan Wednesday said his country’s parliament would not ratify US-backed fence-mending agreements signed with Armenia in October until Azeri “lands are liberated from Armenian occupation,” reported the Azeri Today.az website.

Turkey Opposed to U.S. Missile Defense Deployment

Turkey objects to plans of deploying U.S. missile defense elements on its soil because it could worsen relations with Russia and Iran, Turkish media reported Wednesday.

Boxer, Lieberman, Sanchez Co-Sponser Senate, House Genocide Bills

Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Joe Lieberman (D-CT) and Representative Linda Sanchez (D-CA) became, this week, the most recent additions to the growing bipartisan group of legislators supporting the Armenian Genocide Resolution (S.Res.316 and H.Res.252), reported the Armenian National Committee of America.

Bipartisan Senate Letter Rebukes Turkey for Worsening Israel Ties

A bipartisan letter sent to the Turkish Embassy from 10 US senators on December 7 sharply rebuked the Turkish government for the “downward trend of relations between Turkey and Israel this past year,” reported the Weekly Standard’s Blog on Monday.

Hachikian Stresses Imperative for Unity Against Protocols at ARF Day Celebration

The event’s keynote speaker, Armenian National Committee of America Chairman Ken Hachikian,outlined the threats facing the Armenian nation as a result of the Armenia-Turkey protocols and the imperative for Armenian unity in opposition of these dangerous documents.

Clinton Phones Sarkisian After Armenian Warning To Turkey

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton telephoned President Serzh Sarkisian late Thursday just hours after he threatened to annul Armenia’s fence-mending agreements with Turkey if Ankara fails to unconditionally implement them, it emerged on Friday.

Armenia Threatens To Annul Agreements With Turkey

Armenia on Thursday explicitly threatened to walk away from its landmark agreements with Turkey if Ankara continues to make their implementation conditional on the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

Congress Agrees On $41 Million For Armenia, $8 Million For Karabakh, Military Parity

The U.S. House and Senate Wednesday agreed upon a far-reaching Fiscal Year 2010 (FY10) spending measure that includes a $41 economic aid package for Armenia, $8 million for “programs and activities” in Nagorno Karabagh, and parity in Foreign Military Financing for Armenia and Azerbaijan, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).

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