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19.07.2018 • Statement In Response to the Address of H.E. Lukáš Parízek State Secretary and Special Representative of the 2019 Slovak OSCE Chairmanship as delivered by Ambassador Arm

Mr. Chair, The Delegation of Armenia welcomes the State Secretary and Special Representative of the incoming 2019 Slovak OSCE Chairmanship, H.E. Lukáš Parízek to the Permanent Council and thanks for outlining priorities of the Slovak Chairmanship.

05.07.2018 • STATEMENT in Response to the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Désir delivered by Mr. Vahe Gevorgyan, Deputy Permanent Representative, at the 1191st Meeting

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

05.07.2018 • STATEMENT On the Secretary’s General Annual Evaluation Report on the Implementation of the 2004 Action Plan for the Promotion of Gender Equality as delivered by Mr. Vahe Gevorgyan,

Mr. Chairperson, We would like to thank the Secretary General for presenting Annual Evaluation Report on the Implementation of the 2004 Action Plan for the Promotion of Gender Equality.

28.06.2018 • Ashot Hovakimian participated in the OSCE 2018 Annual Security Review Conference

On June 26-28, the delegation headed by Deputy Foreign Minister of Armenia Ashot Hovakimian participated in the OSCE 2018 Annual Security Review Conference held in Vienna.

18.06.2018 • Prime Minister Receives OSCE Countries’ Representatives

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has received a delegation of OSCE-member States’ representatives, led by Veronique Roger-Lacan.

18.06.2018 • Armenian Foreign Minister received OSCE Ambassadors

On June 18, Foreign Minister of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan received the permanent representatives of about two dozen OSCE participating States, who are in Yerevan on a regional visit.

14.06.2018 • Statement In Response to the Address by the Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Croatia

The Armenian delegation would like to warmly welcome Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Croatia, H.E. Marija Pejčinović Burić to the Permanent Council and thank for presenting priorities of the Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.

31.05.2018 • Statement On the Violation of Freedom of Expression in Turkey as delivered by Ambassador Arman Kirakossian, Permanent Representative of Armenia at the 1187th Meeting of the OSCE Permanent

We would like to draw the attention of the Permanent Council on another case of violation of freedom of expression in Turkey. We recall that the freedom of expression in Turkey has been in the focus during the several meetings of the Permanent Council. In this statement, we would like to refer to the application of the article 301 of the Penal Code of Turkey, which criminalizes denigration against Turkish nation.

17.05.2018 • Statement On the 2019 Programme Outline as delivered by Ambassador Arman Kirakossian, Permanent Representative of Armenia at the 1186th Meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council

Mr. Chairman, We would like to welcome and thank Secretary General Thomas Greminger for his presentation of the 2019 Programme Outline. Throughout upcoming discussions of the Program Outline within Preparatory Committee and the ASMF our delegation will present its views to concrete mandates and fund managers. For the time being let me underline few issues.

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.