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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.

09.03.2017 • Statement Response to the Representative on the Freedom of Media Ms. Dunja Mijatovic delivered by the Permanent Delegation of Armenia at the 1136th Meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council

Mr. Chairman,   We would like to warmly welcome Ms. Dunja Mijatovic and thank her for the comprehensive report, which in open and transparent manner reveals the challenges in the field of freedom of media and safety of journalists in the OSCE area. We also thank Ms. Herbst and Ms. Havlicek for sharing with us their personal experience. We reiterate firm resolve of the Armenian authorities to further protect freedom of expression and strengthen safety of journalists. In this context we will continue to rely on the expertise of and fruitful cooperation with the RFOM.

02.03.2017 • Statement On the Constitutional Referendum in Nagorno-Karabakh Republic delivered by the Delegation of Armenia at the 1135th Meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council

Mr. Chairman,   We regret that the Delegation of the European Union didn’t find expedient to inform the Delegation of Armenia that it is raising a current issue. But you can rest assured that it will not affect the quality of our response.

02.03.2017 • Statement In Response to the Delegation of France on behalf of the Delegations of the Minsk Group Co-Chair Countries delivered by the Permanent Delegation of Armenia at the 1135th Meeting

Mr. Chairman,   We took note of the statement of the Delegation of France on behalf of the Delegations of the Minsk Group Co-Chair countries. We appreciate clear call of the Minsk Group Co-Chairs on the necessity to maintain the ceasefire regime, established by the 1994 and 1995 tripartite ceasefire agreements and to implement agreements, reached at Vienna and St. Petersburg summits on creating investigative mechanism into ceasefire violations and enhancing capacities of the PRCiO Office. The failed incursion of the Azerbaijani subversive group illustrates the urgency of implementation of the above agreements without delay.