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05.10.2017 • Statement On the Report of CPC Director Marcel Peṧko delivered by Ambassador Arman Kirakossian at the 1159th Meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council

We would like to thank the CPC Director Ambassador Marcel Peṧko for his report to the Permanent Council. We have few comments on the report. The report makes reference to the closure of the Office in Yerevan and OSCE continued engagement with Armenia.

05.10.2017 • Foreign Minister received OSCE Representative on Freedom of Media

On October 5, Edward Nalbandian received Harlem Désir, OSCE Representative on Freedom of Media. Welcoming the guest, Foreign Minister Nalbandian congratulated him on his appointment to the important position of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of Media and wished him success in his work. He said he was glad to welcome Harlem Désir in Yerevan this time as an international high-level official.

05.10.2017 • Statement On the Report of ODIHR Director Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir delivered by Ambassador Arman Kirakossian at the 1159th Meeting of the OSCE Permanent

We would like to thank the ODIHR Director Mrs. Gísladóttir for presenting the report on HDIM 2017.   We would also like to thank the Austrian Chairmanship, ODIHR and the Government of Poland for their efforts and arrangements in planning, building consensus over agenda and conducting the HDIM.

05.10.2017 • Statement On the Presentation of the UB Proposal by the OSCE Secretary General delivered by Ambassador Arman Kirakossian at the 1159th Meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council

Mr. Chairperson,   We thank the OSCE Secretary General for presentation of the 2018 Unified Budget Proposal.   Our detailed position on specific parameters and funds of the UB will be presented in the course of the discussions in the ACMF framework. Let me refer to the current context of the budget cycle.

29.09.2017 • Statement On the Fight against Violent Extremism, Radicalization leading to Terrorism as delivered by Ambassador Arman Kirakossian at the 1158th Special Meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council

  Mr. Chairperson,   At the outset, we would like to thank Chairman-in-Office Minister of Foreign Affairs and Integration of Austria Sebastian Kurz for his timely and forward looking address.  

29.09.2017 • Armenian Foreign Minister received the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Special Representative for the South Caucasus

On September 29, Edward Nalbandian, Foreign Minister of Armenia, received Kristian Vigenin, OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Special Representative for the South Caucasus.

28.09.2017 • Statement On the Annual Evaluation Report on the Implementation of the 2004 Action Plan for the Promotion of Gender Equality and Report

Mr. Chairperson,   We would like to thank Secretary General and Special Representative of the Chairman in Office for presenting Reports related to the activities of our organization on gender issues. The Annual Progress Report establishes comprehensive account of all gender mainstreamed activities in all three dimensions.

22.09.2017 • Edward Nalbandian met with the OSCE Secretary General

On September 22, in New York Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian had a meeting with Ambassador Thomas Greminger, Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

31.08.2017 • Statement In Response to Secretary General Thomas Greminger delivered by Permanent Delegation of Armenia at the 1156th Meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council

Mr. Chairman,   We would like to thank the Secretary General, Mr. Thomas Greminger for his inaugural address. We took very careful note of your vision, which is certainly shaped by first-hand experience in leading the organization in its current context.

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: