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10.05.2018 • Statement On the Latest Developments in Armenia as delivered by Ambassador Arman Kirakossian, Permanent Representative of Armenia, at the 1185rd Meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council

Mr. Chairman, In follow up to the statement delivered by the Delegation of Armenia on April 26 at the Permanent Council, we would like to update the Permanent Council on the latest developments in Armenia.

03.05.2018 • Statement In Response to UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Mr. Volker Türk and IOM Senior Regional Adviser for Europe and Central Asia, Mr. Manfred Profazi

Mr. Chair, I would like to start by welcoming and thanking UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Mr. Volker Türk and IOM Senior Regional Adviser for Europe and Central Asia, Mr. Manfred Profazi for their informative presentations.

03.05.2018 • Right of Reply In Response to the Statements delivered by the Delegation of Azerbaijan under the current issue on Victory Day

Mr. Chairman, Our delegation has already joined the statement delivered by Kazakhstan on the Victory Day and my currents statement is an exercise of the right of reply to the statement just made by the Azerbaijani delegation.

12.04.2018 • Statement In Response to the Address by H.E. Mr. David Dondua, Deputy Foreign Minister of Georgia as delivered by the delegation of Armenia, at the 1181st Meeting of the OSCE PC

Mr. Chairperson, The Delegation of Armenia warmly welcomes H.E. Mr. David Dondua, Deputy Foreign Minister of Georgia to the Permanent Council and thanks him for his coherent address.

22.03.2018 • Statement On the Presidential Election in the Russian Federation as delivered by the Delegation of Armenia at the 1180th Meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council

Mr. Chair, The Delegation of Armenia took note of the statements delivered under the current issues related to the March 18 Presidential election in the Russian Federation, and we are pleased to state our strong support towards actions of the Russian authorities aimed at ensuring the realization of the right of citizens to vote and form government, in line with Russia’s international and OSCE commitments.

08.03.2018 • Statement in Response to the Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office on Gender, Ambassador Melanne Verveer as delivered by Ambassador Arman Kirakossian

Mr. Chairperson, I would like to thank the Italian Chairmanship for dedicating this morning session of the Permanent Council to the International Women Day and thus to the issues of advancement women in all sphere of public life.

08.03.2018 • Statement In Response to Ms. Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights as delivered by Mr. Vahe G

Mr. Chairperson, I would like to start by welcoming and thanking Ms. Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir, ODIHR Director for her appearance to the Permanent Council and presentation of the ODIHR annual report.

01.03.2018 • Statement In Response to Vuk Zugic, Coordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities as delivered by Ambassador Arman Kirakossian, Permanent Representative of Armenia,

Mr. Chairman, We would like to welcome and thank Ambassador Vuk Zugic for outlining activities and plans of his Office. The Delegation of Armenia values the work of the Office of the Coordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities as the leading executive structure in promoting the implementation of the OSCE commitments related to the economic and environmental dimension of security. In times of growing contradictions across two other OSCE dimensions, Economic and Environmental Dimension may provide de-politicized framework for trust and confidence building both in conflict and non-conflict situation.

28.02.2018 • Statement of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia on the 30th Anniversary of Sumgait Pogrom

Acknowledging that 30 years ago the Sumgait pogroms were planned and perpetrated by the Azerbaijani authorities, and were yet another manifestation of Azerbaijan's consistent policy of extradition and extermination of the Armenian people from its cradle, which has commenced with the establishment of Azerbaijan in 1918 through the massacres of Armenians, particularly in Baku - 30,000 (1918) and Shushi - 20,000 (1920), then continued in the Soviet era through the forcible eviction of Armenians of Nakhijevan and other regions, as well as repressions against the Armenians of Artsakh;

14.02.2018 • Statement on SSG/R in the context of the OSCE - examples from participating States and the OSCE’s way ahead as delivered by Ambassador Arman Kirakossian at the 68th Joint Meeting

Mr. Chairperson, At the outset, we wish to thank the Slovak FSC Chairmanship and the Italian OSCE Chairmanship for organizing this special FSC-PC meeting on SSG/R. We would also like to extend our thanks to all speakers for their interesting and thorough presentations.