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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.
Rep. Jackie Speier rallies support for additional $40 million appropriation for Armenia
Congressional Armenian Caucus Co-Chair Jackie Speier (D-CA) took to the U.S. House floor today to make the case for an amendment – backed by fellow Caucus leaders Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Adam Schiff (D-CA) – allocating an additional $40 million in democracy aid to Armenia
Baroness Caroline Cox visits Artsakh
Masis Mayilian highly appreciated Caroline Cox’s consistent efforts to advocate the interests of Artsakh in the international arena, noting her invaluable contribution to the struggle of the Artsakh people for its ideals and to the achievement of its goals throughout the years of independence.
EU to allocate additional €25 million in assistance to Armenia
The Council highlighted the paramount importance of the rule of law and respect for human rights, which includes an independent, efficient and accountable justice system. In this context, the EU welcomed the conduct of the December 2018 Parliamentary elections in Armenia, which were held with respect for fundamental freedoms and enjoyed broad public trust