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16.01.2020 • Statement delivered by Ambassador Armen Papikyan at the 1255 PC meeting in Response to the Address by the President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, H.E. George Tsereteli

We warmly welcome the President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly George Tsereteli back to the Permanent Council and thank him for his presentation. My delegation has always advocated for stronger coordination, dialogue and enhanced cooperation between the structures and institutions of the OSCE, including the Parliamentary Assembly. The regular nature of our meetings both within the OSCE and at the bilateral levels indicates that, in fact, such dialogue with the Parliamentary Assembly is mutually beneficial and needed.

09.01.2020 • Statement by Ambassador Armen Papikyan in Response to the address by the CiO of the OSCE, Prime Minister and Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of Albania, H.E. Mr. Edi Rama

The Delegation of Armenia warmly welcomes the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Prime Minister and Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of Albania, H.E. Mr. Edi Rama and thanks for highlighting the priorities of the Albanian Chairmanship.

25.11.2019 • Foreign Minister Mnatsakanyan received George Tsereteli, the President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly

On November 25, Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan met with George Tsereteli, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

07.11.2019 • Statement delivered by Ambassador Armen Papikyan at the 1246 PC Meeting in Response to the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, to the PRCiO and the Head of the HLPG

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

17.10.2019 • Statement on the 7th Summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States

We took note of the statement just made by Azerbaijani delegation about the 7th Summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States held in Baku on 15th of October. It is indeed regrettable that, despite all the urgings by the international community to reduce bellicose rhetoric in order to prepare populations for peace, the Azerbaijani president once again used that event and format to disseminate usual and repetitive anti-Armenian propaganda, even more – to make territorial claims towards the sovereign territory of the Republic of Armenia – the southern Zangezur region.

17.10.2019 • Statement in Response to the Report of ODIHR Director Ms. Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir

I would like to start by thanking ODIHR Director Ms Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir for her report on this year`s Human Dimension Implementation Meeting and follow up comments as to how improve this important and flagship exercise of the OSCE Human Dimension. Let me also express our gratitude to the Government of Poland and the OSCE Slovak Chairmanship for the organization of Human Dimension Implementation Meeting.

17.10.2019 • STATEMENT on World Congress on Information Technology

On October 6-9, Armenia hosted the 23rd World Congress on Information Technology, which is the signature event of the World Information Technology and Services Alliance, a consortium of ICT associations from 83 countries, representing 90% of the world's IT industry. For 40 years, the WCIT brings together CEOs, investors, policy makers, government officials, academics, and technologists to discuss the state of affairs and development trends of the IT industry.

26.09.2019 • Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan’s meeting with Thomas Greminger, OSCE Secretary General

On September 26, in New York, Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan met with Thomas Greminger, OSCE Secretary-General.

11.07.2019 • STATEMENT In Response to the Address of H.E. Gent Cakaj, the Acting Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Albania

The Delegation of Armenia warmly welcomes the Acting Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Albania H.E. Mr. Gent Cakaj to the Permanent Council and thanks for presenting the priorities of the Albanian Chairmanship.

09.07.2019 • Minister of Foreign Affairs Mnatsakanyan participated in the OSCE Informal Ministerial Gathering in Slovakia

On July 9, Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan participated in and delivered remarks at the OSCE Informal Ministerial Gathering entitled “From past action to future prevention: the OSCE ́s niche in fostering stability in Europe and beyond”, held in Slovakia and attended by Foreign Ministers of more than two dozen countries, as well as the heads of the OSCE institutions.