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10.01.2019 • Statement In Response to the Address by the Chairperson-in-Office of the OSCE, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Slovakia, H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák

Mr. Chair, The Delegation of Armenia warmly welcomes the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Slovakia, H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák and thanks him for outlining the priorities of the Slovak Chairmanship.

20.12.2018 • Statement In Response to Ms. Dunya Mijatovic, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe as delivered by Mr. Vahe Gevorgyan, Deputy Permanent Representative of Armenia

Mr. Chair, We would like to warmly welcome Ms. Dunja Mijatovic back to the Permanent Council in her capacity of the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe and thank her for a comprehensive and coherent assessment of the human rights in Europe.

13.12.2018 • Statement On the 3rd Global Forum Against the Crime of Genocide as delivered by Mr. Vahe Gevorgyan, Deputy Permanent Representative of Armenia

Mr. Chair, We would like to draw the attention of the Permanent Council to the events, which took place in the framework of the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Convention of the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide and the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of This Crime, in Armenia.

13.12.2018 • Statement In Response to the Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson–in-Office on Combatting Corruption, Ms. Paola Severino as delivered by Ambassador Arman Kirakossian

Mr. Chair, Armenia aligned itself with the statement of Austria delivered on behalf of the European Union and we would like to make additional remarks in our national capacity.

06.12.2018 • Statement of Zohrab Mnatsakanyan at the 25th Meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council

Mr. Chairman, Dear Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, I also want to thank our Italian colleagues and the Chairman-in-Office, Minister Milanesi, for their able leadership of the Organization throughout the year.

22.11.2018 • STATEMENT in Response to the Address of Mr. Harlem Désir, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media as delivered by Mr. Vahe Gevorgyan, Deputy Permanent Representative

Mr. Chair, We would like to warmly welcome Mr. Harlem Désir, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, back to the Permanent Council and thank him for his substantial and informative report. Armenia strongly supports the RFOM activities as an OSCE mandate, which can make significant change on the ground. Throughout recent years, Armenia achieved irreversible progress in upholding freedom of expression and media, which became very visible during the recent non-violent revolution in Armenia.

15.11.2018 • STATEMENT in Response to the Report by the Co-ordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities as delivered by Ambassador Arman Kirakossian, Permanent Representative of Armenia

Mr. Chairman, We would like to thank Ambassador Vuk Žugić for his report to the Permanent Council and presenting key priority areas of the work of the Office of Coordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities, namely the prevention of corruption, connectivity, energy along with the specific emphasis on environmental activities.

08.11.2018 • STATEMENT in Response to the Director of the OSCE Conflict Prevention Center as delivered by Ambassador Arman Kirakossian, Permanent Representative of Armenia at the 1200th Meeting

Mr. Chairperson, We would like to thank Director of the Conflict Prevention Centre Ambassador Marcel Peṧko for his annual report to the Permanent Council. The Vilnius decision on the elements of the conflict cycle provides exhaustive framework for conflict prevention, which should be at the core of the CPC activities. We welcome efforts of the CPC to act as the OSCE wide Early Warning Focal Point.

08.11.2018 • STATEMENT in Response to the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, to the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and to the Head of the OSCE High Level Planning Group

Mr. Chairperson, We warmly welcome the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Ambassadors Igor Popov, Stephane Visconti and Andrew Schofer, Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk and Head of the HLPG, Colonel Vladimir Minarik to the Permanent Council and thank them for their comprehensive reports.

23.10.2018 • Zohrab Mnatsakanyan received the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media

On October 23, the acting Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan received Harlem Desir, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media. The interlocutors commended the close and effective cooperation between the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media and relevant state bodies of the Republic of Armenia, as well as efforts of the Government aimed at ensuring freedom of speech and press in the country.