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08.12.2017 • Foreign Minister of Armenia met the OSCE Secretary General

While participating in the 24th session of the OSCE Ministerial Council in Vienna, Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian met with Thomas Greminger, the OSCE Secretary General. In the course of the meeting issues related to the involvement of Armenia in the OSCE framework and the existing cooperation in various dimensions were discussed.

07.12.2017 • Statement by Edward Nalbandian Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia at the 24th Meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council

Mr. Chairman, Dear Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to thank the Chairmanship-in-Office for leading the organization throughout the year, good organisation of the Ministerial Council and the warm hospitality. Armenia has always been a strong advocate for advancing the indivisible security in the OSCE area and has continuously contributed to the discussions aimed at reinvigoration of the framework of arms control and CSBMs.

30.11.2017 • Statement In response to Address by the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office on Combating Racism, Xenophobia and Discrimination

Mr. Chairman,   We would like to warmly welcome Personal Representatives of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Professor Ingeborg Gabriel and Rabbi Andrew Baker and thank them for presenting their previous activities and highlighting existing issues of intolerance and discrimination targeting Christians and Jews.

22.11.2017 • Statement by Edward Nalbandian at the Conference Preventing and Countering Hate Crimes against Christians and Members of other Religious Groups - Perspectives from the OSCE and beyond

Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to warmly welcome all participants of the conference and thank the OSCE Austrian Chairmanship and the ODIHR for its organization in cooperation with Armenia. The theme and the focus of the Conference are timely and well-chosen providing an ample opportunity for addressing the challenges faced by Christians and members of other religious groups.

09.11.2017 • Statement in Response to the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Désir delivered by Ambassador Arman Kirakossian at the 1163rd Meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council

Mr. Chair,   I would like to warmly welcome Mr. Harlem Désir, the OSCE Representative on the Freedom of the Media and thank him for his first report to the Permanent Council.

09.11.2017 • Statement in Response to the Co-Chairmen of the OSCE Minsk Group, the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, and the Head of the High Level Planning Group

Mr. Chairman,   We would like to warmly welcome the Co-Chairmen of the OSCE Minsk Group Ambassadors Igor Popov, Stephane Visconti and Andrew Schofer, the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk and the Head of the HLPG, Colonel Hans Lampalzer to the Permanent Council and thank them for their comprehensive reports. We welcome Mr. Andrew Schofer on assumption of the responsible mission of the Minsk Group Co-Chair.

02.11.2017 • Statement On the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists as delivered by Ambassador Arman Kirakossian at the 1162nd Meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council

Mr. Chairman,   We would like to thank the delegation of the Russian Federation and the delegation of Estonia on behalf of the European Union for raising this current issue. The commemoration of International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists is very timely in the OSCE.

19.10.2017 • Statement delivered by by the Delegation of Armenia at the 1161th Meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council under current issue On non-compliance of Azerbaijan with the international law

Mr. Chairman, Recently, we have witnessed continued attempts of Azerbaijan to isolate people of Nagorno-Karabakh from international community, including communication, global economic market and international cultural exchanges.

19.10.2017 • Statement In Reply to the President of the OSCE PA, Christine Muttonen delivered by Ambassador Arman Kirakossian at the 1161th Meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council

Mr. Chairman,   We would like to warmly welcome the President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Ms. Christine Muttonen back to the Permanent Council and thank her for her vision on the role of the OSCE and its Parliamentary Assembly in strengthening security and dialogue in our region.

12.10.2017 • Statement In Reply to the Ms. Christine Beerli, Vice-President of the International Committee of the Red Cross delivered by Ambassador Arman Kirakossian at the 1160th Meeting of the OSCE PM

Mr. Chairman,   We would like to start by thanking Ms Vice-President of the International Committee of the Red Cross Christine Beerli for outlining the activities of the ICRC and sharing her ideas on better interaction between the OSCE and the ICRC.