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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.

27.04.2017 • Statement On Statement of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the CIS on Inadmissibility of discrimination and intolerance against Christians, Muslims and Members of Other Religions

Mr. Chairman, We would like to thank the Delegation of the Russian Delegation for drawing the attention of the Permanent Council to the Statement of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the CIS on Inadmissibility of Discrimination and Intolerance against Christians, Muslims and Members of Other Religions.

06.04.2017 • Statement In Reply to Director of ODIHR Michael Georg Link delivered by Permanent Delegation of Armenia at the 1141st Meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council

Mr. Chairman, We welcome the distinguished Director Michael Georg Link and thank him for the comprehensive report. We would like to thank the ODIHR and the Director Link for fruitful cooperation with the Armenian authorities throughout the electoral cycle, including legal assistance on amending of the Electoral Code. We will have opportunity to reflect on our cooperation in the field of election observation later on during this PC.

06.04.2017 • Statement On Parliamentary Elections in Armenia delivered by Permanent Delegation of Armenia at the 1141st Meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council

 Mr. Chairman, We would like to thank the delegations of Malta, who took the floor on behalf of the European Union, the United States and the Russian Federation for their statements on the Parliamentary elections in Armenia.

30.03.2017 • Statement Under Agenda Item “Current issues” delivered by the Permanent Delegation of Armenia at the 1139th Meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council

Mr. Chairman,   We have addressed baseless allegations of Azerbaijan number of times and certainly don’t see the need to repeat our position again. Therefore, we will confine ourselves with some short points only. First, it should be mentioned that Nagorno-Karabakh and its forces have been recognized as a party to the conflict by number of international documents including UN Security Council Resolutions and Bishkek Protocol to which the Ambassador of Azerbaijan referred in his statement and letter distributed earlier.

09.03.2017 • Statement On the Need to Implement Agreements reached at Vienna and St.Petersburg Summits delivered by the Permanent Delegation of Armenia at the 1136th Meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council

Mr. Chairman,   We would like to draw the attention of the Permanent Council to the continued   rejection by Azerbaijan to implement agreements reached at Vienna and St. Petersburg Summits within the context of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict resolution.