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EU concerned about military incident in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone

EU concerned about military incident in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone

The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton, has made a statement about the incident on the border line between Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh on June 18-19, urging the sides in the conflict to respect the peace conditions, News Armenia reports.Ashton urged the sides to avoid using arms and continue efforts aimed at a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. She expressed support for the OSCE Minsk Group and the work of its 3 co-chairs.

Armenia develops relations with Germany and EU

The visit of Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan to Germany was animportant event in developing relations between Germany and Armenia,Angela Merkel said, Panorama.am reports.Merkel gave a positive rating to the reforms in Armenia. She said thatthe countries plan to simplify the visa regime and emphasized thateconomic aspects play a key role in the countries’ relations.

Russian president arrives in USA

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has arrived in the USA on athree-day visit. The first city he will visit is San Francisco in thestate of California, near Silicon Valley, RIA Novosti reports.Tomorrow he will meet people from the business and scientific sectorsand visit Silicon Valley, which will be the basis of a similarinnovation center in Russia, called Skolkovo.

Dead end for compromises

Russia is trying to preserve the peaceful process of Nagorno-Karabakh settlement despite the sides facing a stalemate

New plenary session at economic forum in St. Petersburg

New plenary session at economic forum in St. Petersburg

The world’s leading politicians and businessmen have been meeting atthe International Economic Forum-2010 in St. Petersburg. Theparticipants are discussing the key problems of Russia, developingmarkets and world society and ways to solve the problems, RIA Novostireports.

President of North Cyprus visits Turkey

The President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Dervish Eroglu, is on his first visit to Turkey since the presidential elections of 18th April 2010, TRT reports.Eroglu will meet the president, premier, head of General Headquarters and Foreign Minister of Turkey. After negotiations, Turkey's President Abdullah Gul and Eroglu will hold a joint press-conference.

Serzh Sargsyan to meet mediators from OSCE Minsk Group

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan will meet mediators from the OSCE Minsk Group on a Nagorno-Karabakh settlement, the head of Armenian Foreign Ministry Edward Nalbandian said after the meeting of the presidents of Armenia, Russia and Azerbaijan, Armenia Today reports.He noted that the co-chairs will visit the region in July and that the sides had made preliminary agreements within the negotiation process.

Erdogan and Otunbayeva have telephone conversation

Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan offered help in any issues in his telephone conversation with the head of Kyrgyz interim government, Roza Otunbayeva, Trend reports.The premier emphasized the need to prevent further bloodshed in Kyrgyzstan.

Presidents of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan start discussions

Presidents of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan start discussions

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is holding a trilateral meeting withpresidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan – Serzh Sargsyan and IlkhamAliyev, RIA Novosti reports.They entered the Konstantinovskiy Palace. The presidents starteddiscussions on the topic of the weather in St. Petersburg and Moscow.

Armenia and China widen security cooperation

The secretary of the Armenian National Security Council, ArturBagdasaryan, met the Chinese ambassador, Tian Chanchun, on Thursdayand noted the topicality of joint measures against world challenges,News Armenia reports, citing the council’s press-service.They discussed the issues of cooperation between the Armenian NationalSecurity Council and the Chinese State Council. The sides discussedother issues of bilateral relations.

Armenian president arrives in St. Petersburg

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan has arrived in St. Petersburg.According to NEWS.am, he was welcomed at Pulkovo airport byhigh-ranking officials of Russia.The presidents of Armenia, Russia and Azerbaijan – Serzh Sargsyan,Dmitry Medvedev and Ilkham Aliyev - will have a trilateral meetingtoday.

Azerbaijani president arrives in St. Petersburg

Azerbaijani President Ilkham Aliyev arrived in Russia, AzerTag reports. He was welcomed at Pulkovo airport in St. Petersburg by high-ranking officials.The presidents of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia - Dmitry Medvedev, Ilkham Aliyev, and Serzh Sargsyan - will participate in the traditional international economic forum to discuss a Nagorno-Karabakh settlement.

Presidents of Armenia, Russia and Azerbaijan to have negotiations in St. Petersburg

Presidents of Armenia, Russia and Azerbaijan to have negotiations in St. Petersburg

A trilateral meeting of presidents from Armenia, Russia and Azerbaijan, Serzh Sargsyan, Dmitri Medvedev and Ilkham Aliyev, will take place in St. Petersburg on June 17-19, News Armenia reports, citing the press-service of the Armenian president.The presidents will participate in the annual international economic forum. A previous trilateral meeting took place in Sochi in January.

EU reminds South Caucasus countries about rapprochement conditions

The foreign ministers of the EU approved a special document onrelations with Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. According to ArmeniaToday, the document passed at the meeting of foreign ministers inLuxembourg, says that Brussels is ready to strengthen ties with theregion.The Council of EU noted that South Caucasus countries must realizereforms in the sphere of democracy, dominance of law, and respect forhuman rights for more cooperation with EU.

Russian and French premiers discuss Nagorno-Karabakh

The premiers of France and Russia, Francois Fillon and Vladimir Putin,have discussed Russian-Georgian relations and Nagorno-Karabakh inParis, RIA Novosti reports.Fillon said that the mutual trade turnover had increased four-foldsince 2000. They also discussed the Iranian situation and the securityconference organized by the OSCE in Kazakhstan.

US continue dialogue with Russia on South Ossetia and Abkhazia

The US has disagreements with Russia over South Ossetia and Abkhaziabut will continue to engage in dialogue, the official spokesman of theUS State Department, Philip Crowley, said.He added that this was proven by meetings attended by a StateDepartment official during the 11th round of discussions in Genevatalks under the auspices of the UN, the EU and the OSCE.

UN resolution does not restrict sale of S-300 missiles to Iran - US State DepartmentDepartment

UN resolution does not restrict sale of S-300 missiles to Iran - US State DepartmentDepartment

The USA has confirmed that a Russian contract to sell S-300 missilesto Iran will not be restricted by new UN sanctions against the IslamicRepublic, a US State Department spokesman said, RIA Novosti reports.Philip Crowley noted that resolution 1929 is aimed at enhancing thenon-proliferation regime and is connected with global concern over theIranian nuclear program.

Moscow and Astana to sign agreements on space and nuclear energy

Russia and Kazakhstan plan to sign agreements on space and nuclearenergy within the framework of the summit of the Eurasian EconomicCommunity EurAsEC, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said at ameeting with his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev, Interfaxreports.Nazarbayev also proposed a discuss of the situation in Kyrgyzstan.