Azeri, Armenian FMs to meet with Minsk group on March 29

ArmenPress March 23 2004 AZERI, ARMENIAN FM MINISTERS TO MEET WITH MINSK GROUP ON MARCH 29 YEREVAN, MARCH 23, ARMENPRESS: Armenian and Azerbaijani foreign ministers, Vartan Oskanian and Vilayat Quliyev will meet on March 29 in Prague with the OSCE Minsk group co-chairs from USA, France and Russia. Though the agenda of the meeting is […]

Baghdasarian gets ready for travel to Italy

ArmenPress March 23 2004 BAGHDASARIAN GETS READY FOR A TRAVEL TO ITALY YEREVAN, MARCH 23, ARMENPRESS: Armenian parliament chairman, Arthur Baghdasarian, met today with Italy’s ambassador to Yerevan, Marco Clemente, to discuss the details of his upcoming visit to Italy. Mr. Clemente was quoted by parliament press office as saying that a great deal of […]

Armenian leader, new Danish envoy discuss developing ties

Armenian leader, new Danish envoy discuss developing ties Noyan Tapan news agency 23 Mar 04 YEREVAN The Danish ambassador to Armenia, Christian Faber-rod, submitted his credentials to Armenian President Robert Kocharyan today. This is the second time that Faber-rod has been appointed ambassador to Armenia. His first tenure was in 1992-1996. Hence, there are grounds […]

Italian envoy, Armenian speaker discuss upcoming visit

Italian envoy, Armenian speaker discuss upcoming visit Noyan Tapan news agency 23 Mar 04 YEREVAN During a meeting on 23 March, the Italian ambassador to Armenia, Marco Clemente, discussed with Artur Bagdasaryan, chairman of the Armenian National Assembly, his upcoming official visit to Italy. Clemente said that Italy had a lot of interest in the […]

World Armenian Congress urges British envoy’s expulsion re Genocide

World Armenian Congress urges British envoy’s expulsion over genocide remarks Azg, Yerevan 23 Mar 04 Text of unattributed report by Armenian newspaper Azg on 23 March headlined “The World Armenian Congress criticizes the British ambassador” The World Armenian Congress resolutely condemns the statement of the British ambassador to Armenia, Miss Thorda Abbott-Watt, regarding the Armenian […]

Armenia starts large-scale military exercises

Armenia starts large-scale military exercises ITAR-TASS news agency, Moscow, 23 Mar 04 YEREVAN The command and staff exercises of the Armenian armed forces started on the entire territory of Armenia today. Seyran Shakhsuvaryan, press secretary of the Armenian Defence Ministry, told ITAR-TASS that the exercises will continue until Saturday [27 March]. They are being held […]

BAKU: Armenia must withdraw from Azeri lands – Uzbek president

Armenia must withdraw from Azeri lands – Uzbek president Azad Azarbaycan TV, Baku 23 Mar 04 [Presenter Namiq Aliyev] Nagornyy Karabakh is an integral part of independent Azerbaijan as was the case in Soviet times, Uzbek President Islam Karimov has told a joint news conference with [Azerbaijani President] Ilham Aliyev. Armenia must unconditionally withdraw from […]

Chess notes – Aeroflot Open

The Boston Globe March 23, 2004, Tuesday ,THIRD EDITION CHESS NOTES By Harold Dondis and Patrick Wolff, Globe Correspondents A graceful and even poetic game today between prominent Chinese player Zhao Jun and Artashes Minasian, one of a number of Armenian players who are among Europe’s strongest. This game was played at the Aeroflot Open […]

An emerging wider Europe

The Washington Times March 23, 2004, Tuesday, Final Edition An emerging wider Europe; Democracy and free markets make their impact By Tod Lindberg, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BRATISLAVA, Slovakia This “New Europe” capital on the banks of the Danube is rapidly emerging as a crossroads of Central and Eastern Europe. I first started to get the […]

Command staff exercise of Armenia army begins

ITAR-TASS News Agency TASS March 23, 2004 Tuesday 7:25 AM Eastern Time Command staff exercise of Armenia army begins By Tigran Liloyan YEREVAN, March 23 The command staff exercise of the Armenian Armed Forces began on the whole territory of this Caucasian country on Tuesday. The war games will last till Saturday, spokesman for the […]