Deputy Friendship Group with Nagorno Karabakh has been set up at the European Parliament to support development of democratic values, civil society and implementation of European values in NKR.
On 12 October, the world famous Spanish opera singer Montserrat Caballe arrived in Karabakh. On October 14, Montserrat Caballe's exclusive concert dedicated to 20th anniversary of establishment of the ceasefire regime in Artsakh will be held at Stepanakert's Renaissance Square. A meeting with Bako Sahakyan will also be held.
There will be no true customs point between Armenia and Nagornyy Karabakh after Armenia's joining Eurasian Economic Union, director of the Caucasus Institute, political expert. Aleksandr Iskandaryan, said at today's press-conference.
"A proposal had been put forth for three draft resolutions on Nagorno-Karabakh before the adoption of the last decision of the PACE Committee on Political Affairs. And the PACE Bureau overwhelmingly voted for the adoption of one document by combining two of the three proposals. The last discussion on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict was held at PACE in 2005.
When organizing the meeting of presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan, France as one of the OSCE MG co-chair states, has been implementing its peacemaker's mission, Ambassador of France to Armenia, Henri Raynaud, told journalists today.
The visit by Marlene Mourier, the mayor of the French town of Bourg- les-Valence to Nagorno Karabakh and the signing of a Declaration on the twinning of his city with Shusha "is contrary to the law and to the mediation mission of Paris in the settlement the Karabakh conflict," reads the comment of the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry's press service on Mourier's visit to Nagorno-Karabakh, Turan said.
He said that similar precedents are already available - North Cyprus and Palestine have their representatives to this structure. "If Karabakh has its representative to PACE, its vote will be voiced not via an intermediary but directly by Stepanakert", - he said and added that this will give an opportunity to avoid adoption of the anti-Armenian resolutions by PACE.
Foreign Ministers of Armenia and France Edward Nalbandian and Laurent Fabius discussed the Karbakh peace process in Paris, the Armenian Foreign Ministry told ArmInfo.
On 5 October President of the Artsakh Republic Bako Sahakyan received the delegation of the French Bourg les Valence town at the head of its mayor Marlene Mourier.
Besides the OSCE Minsk Group, there are other means to restrain the parties to the Nagorno- Karabakh conflict and to preserve the status quo in Nagorno-Karabakh, well-known Russian expert Sergey Markedonov said in an interview to ArmInfo.
Armenian soldier David Viktor Navasardyan was killed by the Azerbaijani party overnight. He died after receiving deadly wound to the head on the Line of Contact between NKR and Azeri troops, overnight, NKR Defense Army reports.
The authorities of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic, showing good will and adherence to the Geneva Convention requirements, with the assistance of the representatives of the Stepanakert Office of the International Committee of the Red Cross, handed over to the Azerbaijani representatives the dead body of the third member of the subversive group of the rival H. Hasanov, who penetrated in the Shahumyan Region of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic and was neutralized and killed after showing armed resistance during the arrest.
Prime Minister of Artsakh Ara Haroutiunyan says no customs point may be opened on the border with Armenia after Armenia's accession to the Eurasian Economic Union. The prime minister made such statement talking to students in Stepanakert, Thursday.
Showing goodwill and remaining committed to the provisions of the Geneva Conventions, the authorities of Artsakh express their readiness to unilaterally transfer the body of the Azeri saboteur H.Hasanov to the authorities of Azerbaijan, the press service of the Nagorno-Karabakh State Committee for POWs, Hostages and Missing Persons has told ArmInfo. "
On 26 September , Armenia's parliamentary commission for foreign relations delayed the discussion of the draft decision on recognition of the NKR by Armenia. The draft was initiated by a member of the parliament from the Heritage party, Zarui Postanjan.
"It has been more than twenty years our neighbor aborts the efforts of the international community directed at the just and peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict by its unconstructive and maximalist stance," President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan said at the 69th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.
ArmInfo’s interview with Thomas De Waal, Senior Associate in the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Carnegie Endowment, specializing primarily in the South Caucasus region, the author of the book “BLACK GARDEN. Armenia and Azerbaijan through Peace and War.”
The last meeting of the Armenian and Azeri foreign ministers was an attempt to revive the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process, Director of the Caucasus Institute Alexander Iskandaryan told journalists on Wednesday.
After humiliation by Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh in August, President Aliyev has tried to find some consolidation in joint maneuvers with the Turks, Director of the Armenian Center for National and International Studies Manvel Sargsyan told ArmInfo on Tuesday.
High-level reciprocal visits to Armenia and Artsakh provide a good opportunity to familiarize with the existing situation on the spot and discuss issues of reciprocal concern in a frank atmosphere, President Serzh Sargsyan said welcoming the President of the France-Armenia friendship group of the French Senate Philippe Kaltenbach and his delegation, on 22 September.
Armenia expects statements regarding the Genocide of Armenians from Turkey, President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan told Corriere della Sera, an Italian daily, while on a visit to Vatican, according to Inopressa.ru.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (Republic of Artsakh) welcomes the holding of a referendum on the independence of Scotland.
Fair resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict requires efforts by not only Azerbaijan but each person regarding himself as Turk, Chairman of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey Cemil Cicek said, while attending an exhibition "Three generations in Karabakh, a genocide" organized in Ankara by the Council of State Support to NGOs under the President of Azerbaijan and the Turkish Center for International Relations and Strategic Studies.
Armenia's joining Eurasian Economic Union will not result in establishment of the customs point between Armenia and Karabakh, the NKR Foreign Minister Karen Mirzoyan told Arminfo correspondent.
The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has not been resolved yet due to Armenia's non-constructive position, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said during a joint statement with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, the Turkish TV channel TRT-Haber reported Sept. 19.
The countersabotage systems have been set at the borders of Armenia and Karabakh, Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan said at today's meeting with students and teachers of Yerevan State University.
It is time to continue the negotiations on the Karabakh conflict's resolution at a different level, James Warlick, the U.S. Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, the tripartite mediating body in the NK process, told reporters in Yerevan, Tuesday. The ambassador said at his upcoming meetings with President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan and Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian he will continue the discussion that was launched in Wales with Secretary of State John Kerry.
Head of the Armenian Parliament's Committee for State and Legal Affairs Hovhanness Sahakyan will present the Karabakh frontier guards with night vision devices. The official promised to bring the frontier guards the devices yet during his previous visit to the frontline position of the Line of Contact between Karabakh and Azerbaijani armed forces.
The resolution of the parliament of the Basque Provinces is a logical continuation of the lobbyist line on recognition of the statehood of Nagornyy Karabakh, Russian political expert, Sergey Markedonov, told ArmInfo correspondent.
Neither the West nor the OSCE Minsk Group can settle the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, member of the Karabakh Committee, former Interior Minister of Armenia Ashot Manucharyan told journalists on Friday.
Initiated by European Friends of Armenia, the Nagorno-Karabakh Foreign Minister Karen Mirzoyan visited the Basque Country and met with high officials throughout the region. On Thursday, Mr Mirzoyan met with the Gipuzkoa Province President Martin Garitano in San Sebastian to discuss further cooperation between Nagorno-Karabakh and the Basque Country. During the statements of both officials, the Gipuzkoa President, on behalf of the government of Gipuzkoa, recognized the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.