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11.10.2018 • Statement In Response to the Address by the President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly George Tsereteli as delivered by Ambassador Arman Kirakossian, Permanent Representative of Armenia

Mr. Chair, We warmly welcome President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly George Tsereteli back to the Permanent Council. We thank President Tsereteli for his address which raises important questions OSCE region and our Organization are facing today. We appreciate your reference to the centenary of end of the First World War. Our duty to remember all victims of violence including genocide perpetrated in the context of that disastrous war should be certainly strengthened. It is also important to recall that international multilateral system had been an outcome of peace, that came after the war, enshrined in principles of international law including the right of people to self-determination. This is not accidental that this year number of participating states celebrate centenary of their independence.

04.10.2018 • STATEMENT In Response to the Report of ODIHR Director Ms. Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir as delivered by Mr. Vahe Gevorgyan,

Mr. Chair, We would like to thank ODIHR Director Ms Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir for presenting the role of ODIHR in conducting 2018 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting. We appreciate the leadership of the Italian Chairmanship and ODIHR in convening this meeting under not conventional circumstances. We understand that all OSCE participating states are bound by commitment to conduct HDIM every year. We hope that in future the adoption of HDIM agenda will be approached in sincere manner without an attempt to use it as impediment to the meeting itself.

04.10.2018 • STATEMENT In Response to the Address by the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism, Mr. Vladimir Voronkov

Mr. Chair, We would like to warmly welcome Under-Secretary-General of United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office, Ambassador Vladimir Voronkov to the Permanent Council and thank him for his address. Armenia strongly values the cooperation of the UN and OSCE in addressing transnational threats particularly terrorism and in this regard we are pleased to be guided by the global perspective of fighting terrorism, something that have been just presented to us by Ambassador Voronkov.

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.