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07.11.2019 • Statement delivered by Ambassador Armen Papikyan at the 1246 PC Meeting in Response to the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, to the PRCiO and the Head of the HLPG

We warmly welcome the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Ambassadors Igor Popov, Stephane Visconti and Andrew Schofer, as well as Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office (PRCiO), Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk and Head of the High Level Planning Group (HLPG), Colonel Vladimir Minarik to the Permanent Council (PC) and thank them for their comprehensive reports.

17.10.2019 • STATEMENT on the 7th Summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States

We took note of the statement just made by Azerbaijani delegation about the 7th Summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States held in Baku on 15th of October. It is indeed regrettable that, despite all the urgings by the international community to reduce bellicose rhetoric in order to prepare populations for peace, the Azerbaijani president once again used that event and format to disseminate usual and repetitive anti-Armenian propaganda, even more – to make territorial claims towards the sovereign territory of the Republic of Armenia – the southern Zangezur region.

17.10.2019 • STATEMENT In Response to the Report of ODIHR Director Ms. Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir

I would like to start by thanking ODIHR Director Ms Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir for her report on this year`s Human Dimension Implementation Meeting and follow up comments as to how improve this important and flagship exercise of the OSCE Human Dimension. Let me also express our gratitude to the Government of Poland and the OSCE Slovak Chairmanship for the organization of Human Dimension Implementation Meeting.

17.10.2019 • STATEMENT on World Congress on Information Technology

On October 6-9, Armenia hosted the 23rd World Congress on Information Technology, which is the signature event of the World Information Technology and Services Alliance, a consortium of ICT associations from 83 countries, representing 90% of the world's IT industry. For 40 years, the WCIT brings together CEOs, investors, policy makers, government officials, academics, and technologists to discuss the state of affairs and development trends of the IT industry.

26.09.2019 • Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan’s meeting with Thomas Greminger, OSCE Secretary General

On September 26, in New York, Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan met with Thomas Greminger, OSCE Secretary-General.

11.07.2019 • STATEMENT In Response to the Address of H.E. Gent Cakaj, the Acting Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Albania

The Delegation of Armenia warmly welcomes the Acting Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Albania H.E. Mr. Gent Cakaj to the Permanent Council and thanks for presenting the priorities of the Albanian Chairmanship.

09.07.2019 • Minister of Foreign Affairs Mnatsakanyan participated in the OSCE Informal Ministerial Gathering in Slovakia

On July 9, Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan participated in and delivered remarks at the OSCE Informal Ministerial Gathering entitled “From past action to future prevention: the OSCE ́s niche in fostering stability in Europe and beyond”, held in Slovakia and attended by Foreign Ministers of more than two dozen countries, as well as the heads of the OSCE institutions.

08.07.2019 • The Armenian Foreign Minister met with the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR)

On July 8, within the framework of the OSCE Informal Ministerial Meeting in Slovakia, Foreign Minister of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan met with Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir, the Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights.

04.07.2019 • Statement In Response to the Address of Mr. Harlem Désir, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media

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 comprehensive report.

02.05.2019 • STATEMENT On the World Press Freedom Day as delivered by Ambassador Armen Papikyan, Permanent Representative of Armenia, at the 1226th meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council

Freedom of expression is an essential pillar of democracy and human rights protection. It has been an indispensable tool for promotion of human rights, civil liberties and democracy in Armenia. And on the eve of the World Press Freedom Day Armenia reiterates its unwavering commitment to the freedom of expression.