Co-Chairs urge parties to to restore atmosphere conducive to peace
Rep. Pallone introduces resolution praising U.S.-Armenia “strategic partnership"
Mnatsakanyan, Bolton talk Karabakh peace process, US-Armenia ties
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Stepanakert welcomes Rep. Pallone's call for direct U.S.-Artsakh ties
Last week Congressional Armenian Caucus Co-Chair Frank Pallone (D-NJ) took to the U.S. House floor for a colloquy with House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey (D-NY) in support of his legislative efforts – via the U.S.-Artsakh Travel and Communication Resolution (H.Res.190) - to end arbitrary and outdated State Department restrictions on U.S. engagement with the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh).
Bourg-Lès-Valence to appeal court decision on friendship agreement with Shushi
Marlène Mourier, the Mayor of the French city of Bourg-Lès-Valence, has declared that the friendship agreement with Artsakh’s Shushi is legal. She has also revealed the intention to appeal the judgment of the administrative court.
California bill calls to divest pension funds from Turkish government
The bill would require the $360 billion California Public Employees’ Retirement System to halt new investments in the Republic of Turkey and abandon existing ones if the U.S. government imposes sanctions on the country for failing to recognize the Armenian Genocide.
Pompeo urged to lift restrictions on U.S.-Artsakh dialogue
The ANCA letter, forwarded to the Department of State, stressed that: “Azerbaijan’s attempts to limit U.S.-Artsakh dialogue, much like its reckless efforts to exclude Artsakh from full participation in OSCE negotiations, are clearly intended to serve the Aliyev regime’s domestic political purposes, but, just as clearly, hinder U.S. diplomacy, and hold back the progress we would all like to see toward a durable and democratic peace between Artsakh and Azerbaijan.”
Artsakh welcomes French Mayors' commitment to friendship
The Artsakh Foreign Ministry has welcomed the statements by the Mayors of the French cities of Valence, Bourg-les-Valence, Bourg-de-Péage and Arnouville on their intention to maintain the friendly relations with the people of Artsakh, despite the administrative courts’ verdicts.
French Mayors to appeal court decisions on revoking agreements with Artsakh
The friendship between the French and Artsakh cities will get a boost following the courts’ decisions, Artsakh’s Representative to France Hovhannes Gevorgyan told Public Radio of Armenia. According to him, on these days the political circles in France – MPs, Mayors and Senators are offering support to the Artsakh authorities, saying that the friendship is irrevocable.
Zareh Sinanyan appointed as High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs
Last week Zareh Sinanyan submitted a letter resigning his position on Glendale City Council effective immediately. He confirmed that he would be accepting a high-ranking position in the government of the Republic of Armenia.