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21.07.2017 • Statement In Response to France on behalf of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairing Countries delivered by the Delegation of Armenia at the 1155th Meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council

Mr. Chairperson, Armenia does not interfere in the political life of the people of Artsakh including their electoral processes. Therefore in connection with the statements delivered today I would like to quote the comment made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Artsakh:

20.07.2017 • Statement In response to the Address of H.E. Angelino Alfano, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy delivered by the Delegation of Armenia at the 1155th Meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council

Mr. Chairperson, We warmly welcome H.E. Agelino Alfano, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy and incoming Chairman in Office to the Permanent Council and thank him for the comprehensive and coherent address.

06.07.2017 • Statement In Response to France on Behalf of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairing Countries delivered by the Delegation of Armenia at the 1152th Meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council

Mr. Chairman, We would like to draw the attention of the Permanent Council to the armed provocation by the Azerbaijani armed forces. According to the information circulated by the Ministry of Defence of Artsakh on 4 July late evening the Azerbaijani armed forces violated ceasefire regime in the southern direction of the Line of Contact between Artsakh and Azerbaijan. The positions of the Defense Army of Artsakh were shelled by TR-107 multiple rocket launch systems, as well as 82 mm calibre mortars, which were located in the Azerbaijani village of Alkhanli. The moment of shelling by TR-107 MLRS and its location were detected and well documented by the Defense Army technical devices and is available in open sources. Azerbaijani armed forces used TR-107 MLRS for the first time since last year April large scale military offensive by Azerbaijan. The Defense Army units undertook measures against the firing positions of the Azerbaijani armed forces to enforce ceasefire.

22.06.2017 • Statement On Detention of an Armenian Citizen Zaven Karapetyan by Azerbaijan delivered by Permanent Delegation of Armenia at the 1150th Meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council

Mr. Chairman, We would like to draw the attention of the Permanent Council on the detention of the citizen of Armenia by Azerbaijan who appears to be Zaven Karapetyan born in 1974 and registered in the shelter for homeless and elderly in Vanadzor city of Armenia.

22.06.2017 • Statement In Response to Secretary General Lamberto Zannier delivered by Permanent Delegation of Armenia at the 1150th Meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council

Mr. Chairman, We would like to thank the distinguished Secretary General, His Excellency Lamberto Zannier for presenting his valuable experience of leading this Organization and views on the prospects of the OSCE.

08.06.2017 • Statement On the Programme Outline delivered by Permanent Delegation of Armenia at the 1149th Meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council

Mr. Chairman,   We would like to thank the distinguished Secretary General for presentation of the Programme Outline for the year 2018.   First of all, we would like to draw attention to the Horizontal issues. The long standing issue of illegal compensation of the local staff income tax and accumulated arrears remain unsolved, despite clear-cut commitments under OSCE Staff Regulations and Rules, which have no time limitation. Inability of the Secretariat to ensure compliance of certain participating States to OSCE commitments when it comes to contribution of all participating States to the OSCE, affects the cooperative spirit of the budget cycle.

08.06.2017 • Statement On the Social and Economic Rights of the People of Artsakh delivered by Ambassador Arman Kirakossian at the 1149th Meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council

Mr. Chairman,   We would like to draw the attention of the Permanent Council to the topic of ensuring human rights and fundamental freedoms, including social and economic rights of the people residing in conflict areas, which is of utmost relevance for our security Organization.  The realization of the individual and collective human rights and fundamental freedoms including economic and social rights must not be dependent on the status of the territory where peoples live, a concept which is well embedded in all international instruments including Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

01.06.2017 • Statement in Response to the Address of Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic H.E. Ivo Šrámek delivered by the Permanent Delegation of Armenia

Mr. Chairman,   We would like to warmly welcome H.E. Ivo Šrámek, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Security and Multilateral Issues of the Czech Republic and express our gratitude for outlining the priorities of the Czech Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe and presenting his vision on cooperation between our Organizations.

04.05.2017 • Statement On the Update of the Extension of the Mandate of the OSCE Office in Yerevan delivered by the Delegation of Armenia at the 1144th Meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council

Mr. Chairperson, We took note of the information of the Austrian Chairmanship on the current state of affairs regarding the extension of the mandate of the OSCE Office in Yerevan. We reiterate our firm support to the OSCE Office in Yerevan, its mandate and activities.

04.05.2017 • Statement On the 72nd Anniversary of the End of the Second World War and Liberation of Shushi delivered by the Delegation of Armenia at the 1144th Meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council

Mr. Chairman, We would like to share some remarks in our national capacity in regard to the commemoration of the 71st Anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe.