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13.03.2019 • Foreign Minister’s meeting with the OSCE Chairperson-in-office

On March 13, Zohrab Mnatsakanyan. Foreign Minister of Armenia, met with Miroslav Lajčák, the OSCE Chairperson-in-office and the Foreign Minister of Slovakia, who is in Armenia on a working visit.

07.03.2019 • STATEMENT In Response to Ms. Ingibjörg Gísladóttir Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

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

07.02.2019 • STATEMENT In Response to the Chairs of the Economic and Environmental Committee and the Human Dimension Committee as delivered by the Delegation of Armenia at the 1216th Meeting of the OSCE

The Delegation of Armenia warmly congratulates Ambassador Kairat Sarybay and Ambassador Ivo Šrámek on assumption of their responsible tasks as Chairs respectively of the Economic and Environmental Committee and the Human Dimension Committee.

17.01.2019 • STATEMENT In response to the address by the President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly George Tsereteli as delivered by Ambassador Armen Papikyan, Permanent Representative of Armenia

Mr. Chair, Thank you very much indeed for your kind welcoming words, and since I am taking the floor first time in this distinguished forum, let me say that you can always count on this delegation’s constructive attitude toward all your endeavors.

10.01.2019 • Statement In Response to the Address by the Chairperson-in-Office of the OSCE, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Slovakia, H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák

Mr. Chair, The Delegation of Armenia warmly welcomes the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Slovakia, H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák and thanks him for outlining the priorities of the Slovak Chairmanship.

20.12.2018 • Statement In Response to Ms. Dunya Mijatovic, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe as delivered by Mr. Vahe Gevorgyan, Deputy Permanent Representative of Armenia

Mr. Chair, We would like to warmly welcome Ms. Dunja Mijatovic back to the Permanent Council in her capacity of the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe and thank her for a comprehensive and coherent assessment of the human rights in Europe.

13.12.2018 • Statement On the 3rd Global Forum Against the Crime of Genocide as delivered by Mr. Vahe Gevorgyan, Deputy Permanent Representative of Armenia

Mr. Chair, We would like to draw the attention of the Permanent Council to the events, which took place in the framework of the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Convention of the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide and the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of This Crime, in Armenia.

13.12.2018 • Statement In Response to the Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson–in-Office on Combatting Corruption, Ms. Paola Severino as delivered by Ambassador Arman Kirakossian

Mr. Chair, Armenia aligned itself with the statement of Austria delivered on behalf of the European Union and we would like to make additional remarks in our national capacity.

06.12.2018 • Statement of Zohrab Mnatsakanyan at the 25th Meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council

Mr. Chairman, Dear Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, I also want to thank our Italian colleagues and the Chairman-in-Office, Minister Milanesi, for their able leadership of the Organization throughout the year.

22.11.2018 • STATEMENT in Response to the Address of Mr. Harlem Désir, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media as delivered by Mr. Vahe Gevorgyan, Deputy Permanent Representative

Mr. Chair, We would like to warmly welcome Mr. Harlem Désir, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, back to the Permanent Council and thank him for his substantial and informative report. Armenia strongly supports the RFOM activities as an OSCE mandate, which can make significant change on the ground. Throughout recent years, Armenia achieved irreversible progress in upholding freedom of expression and media, which became very visible during the recent non-violent revolution in Armenia.