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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his legislative efforts – via the U.S.-Artsakh Travel and Communication Resolution (H.Res.190) - to end arbitrary and outdated State Department restrictions on U.S. engagement with the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh).
Ambassador Gevorgyan visits Latakia, meets local Armenians
Ambassador Gevorgyan and Latakia’s Governor Ibrahim Khudr al-Salem discussed the perspectives of decentralized cooperation between Armenia and Syria. Reference was made problems facing the Armenian community of Latakia and the ways of their solution.
IAEA mission says Armenia has strengthened its regulatory framework amid ongoing challenges
The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team on 17 June concluded a seven-day follow-up mission to review Armenia’s implementation of recommendations and suggestions made during an initial IRRS mission in 2015. The follow-up mission was conducted at the request of the Government of Armenia and hosted by the Armenia Nuclear Regulatory Authority (ANRA).
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.