The Armenian Assembly of America and Armenian National Committee of America have issued statements on Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan's remarks regarding April 24th
"The relations between Turkey and Armenia can be restored only after liberation of Azerbaijani territories occupied by Armenia", deputy head of Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party, Mehmet Ali Shahin said on April 24 in his interview with the country's TRT Haber TV channel. Turkey has repeatedly said this, according to the party's deputy head.
On April 24, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian received a US delegation led by Ed Royce, US House Committee on Foreign Affairs. The delegation included US House Representatives Eliot Engel (D-NY), David Cicilline (D- RI), and Lois Frankel (D-FL).
History shows that Armenians should always keep their powder dry, Acting Justice Minister of Armenia Hrayr Tovmasyan told journalists at the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial dedicated to the Armenian Genocide victims.
By Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan's decree, Hranush Hakobyan has been re-appointed Minister of Diaspora.
On April 24, 2014, Armenians worldwide mark the 99th mourning anniversary of the Armenian Genocide committed in the Ottoman Empire in 1915. Both Armenia and the Armenian Diaspora pay a tribute to the memory of the 1.5 million innocent victims of the tragedy. On April 24, the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial (erected in 1967) traditionally becomes a center of pilgrimage. Hundreds of thousands of people visit the Memorial to pay their tribute to the memory of the victims of the first genocide in the history of the mankind.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's statement on the 1915 events in the Ottoman Empire is a part of the process that has been going on over the past 4.5 years, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says when commenting on Erdogan's April 23 statement, 1news.az reports with reference to CNN Turk.
On April 24, 2014, Armenians worldwide mark the 99th mourning anniversary of the Armenian Genocide committed in the Ottoman Empire in 1915. Both Armenia and the Armenian Diaspora will pay tribute to the memory of the 1.5 million innocent victims of the tragedy. April 24 is black-bordered on the official calendar of Republic of Armenia.
Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan has made an address on the 1915 Armenian Genocide Victims' Memorial Day The press service of the Artsakh Republic President's Office quotes Sahakyan as saying,
"Dear compatriots, Today we bow to the memory of the innocent victims of the Armenian Genocide. One and a half million Armenians fell prey to such a crime which did not have a name at that time. Nor had a human language coined such an expression or a term yet. They were killed simply because they were Armenians. The crime designed minutely and in advance pursued a clear goal: to take possession of the home country, the property and the millennium-old heritage by exterminating the native people living there. By this they committed a monstrous crime seeking to once and forever annihilate Armenians as a political factor.
An online citizen engagement platform - http://armenia.public-policies.eu/ - is open for Armenia. It has become reality due to the EU-funded project "Citizen engagement in the prioritization, design and implementation of local development policies (SolveNet)". The population from the regions of Armenia, as well as anyone or any organization concerned about community problems already can raise problems of public concern on an online platform, be suggested solutions to them and reach their realization by the institutions in charge.
Armen Sargsyan, the younger brother of Armenia's prime minister Vazgen Sargsyan killed during the act of terrorism in Armenian Parliament in 1999, has been appointed Advisor to Armenian Defence Minister Seyran Ohanyan. Artsrun Hovhannisyan, Spokesman for the Defence Minister, has confirmed this information to ArmInfo.
If Robert Kocharyan wants to return to the politics, let him do that openly, acting Justice Minister, Hrayr Tovmasyan, told journalists today.
Secretary of Armenia's National Security Council, Artur Bagdasaryan, has been elected as a head of the CSTO Academy Council, Hraparak daily reported referring to its own sources.
Within the frames of charitable action CJSC Anelik Bank staff gathers 1 billion AMD to help Kessab Armenians, which will be transferred to the Jinishian Memorial Foundation for Armenians from Kessab of Syria, the bank's press office reported.
Armenia is on the second position in the list of the post- Soviet countries by the number of the Schengen visa rejection rate, According to the latest annual report on visa liberalization by Liberal Academy Tbilisi.
Ex-prime minister of Armenia Tigran Sargsyan will be appointed as Ambassador to the U.S., a local newspaper Hraparak writes.
Republican parliamentarian, ex-head of the President's Staff Karen Karapetyan has no intention to occupy any position in the government, according to Karen Karapetyan's Office.
President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan did not offer the position of the parliament speaker to Galust Sahakyan, the head of the Republican Party Faction in the Parliament, at the meeting in the president's residence, Tuesday.
The Government of Armenia has de-facto suspended the mandatory component of the Law on the Accumulative Pension until a new bill is introduced by 30 September 2014, Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan said in a statement, according to the government website.
Both Armenians and Turks deserve to have such leaders and governments, that are truly egalitarian, democratic and non-corrupt, "Agos" weekly reported, citing an open letter of the world-famous Armenian musician Serj Tankian addressed to Turkey. The content of the letter is presented below: "Dear People Of Turkey,
On 23 April Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan introduced newly appointed Economy Minister Karen Chshmarityan to the staff of the Ministry of Economy of Armenia.
Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan has appointed Vacheh Gabrielyan as top advisor to the prime minister, the government website reports.
Unlike Tigran Sargsyan, new Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan is aware that social reforms cannot be carried out against the will of people, the head of the parliamentary group of ARFD Armen Rustamyan told journalists on Tuesday.
The consultations between the political forces and the civil sector are underway, leader of Prosperous Armenia Party Gagik Tsarukyan said at a meeting with the leaders of United Labor Party on Tuesday.
Serzh Sargsyan shuts down for Robert Kocharyan the way towards the power. For this reason, the second president of Armenia criticized him, chairman of the opposition "New times" party, Aram Karapetyan, told Arminfo correspondent.
Having proclaimed me Mata Hari, the authorities of Azerbaijan are striving to put the lid on the people's diplomacy, director of the "Region" research centre, Laura Bagdasaryan, told Arminfo correspondent when commenting on her "implication" in the arrest of the known Azerbaijani journalist and political analyst, Rauf Mirkadyrov, who was arrested at the Baku airport after deportation from Turkey.
It is high time for the president of Armenia to abandon the protocols signed in Zurich, as these documents are doing damage to Yerevan, the head of the Hay Dut central office for political issues of the ARFD, Kiro Manoyan, said at today's press-conference.
There is no vital problem of the country which the present Constitution hinders to settle, the second president of Armenia, Robert Kocharyan, said in an interview with the 2rd.am portal, when touching on the Constitutional reforms initiated by President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan.
The Council of Field Commanders will meet in the Republic Square on 23 April. A member of the Council, Artsakh War Veteran Suren Sargsyan told reporters, Tuesday, the Council has been trying to rent a big hall for the meeting for many months already, but the authorities do not allow the Council to meet.
Head of the Republican Party of Armenia Faction in the Parliament will be appointed as Speaker of the Parliament, a local Hraparak newspaper writes.