Category: Kocharian

Aliyev, Sargisian Hold ‘Constructive’ Talks on Karabagh

ST. PETERSBURG (RFE/RL) — The presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan appeared to have rekindled hopes for a resolution of the Nagorno Karabagh conflict with what officials described as “constructive” talks held here on June 6. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and his Armenian counterpart, Serge Sargisian, met for the first time on the sidelines of a […]

Kocharian Defends Media Blackout, RFE/RL Resumes Reporting

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — On March 17, President Robert Kocharian defended through a spokesman his administration’s continuing refusal to allow Armenia’s leading independent and pro-opposition newspapers and online publications to resume news reporting. All of those media outlets suspended or were forced to suspend their work as a result of a 20-day state of emergency imposed […]

Europe, US, Russia Send Emissaries to Armenia

YEREVAN (Combined sources) — Briton John Prescott, rapporteur for the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), visited Armenia, welcoming the lifting of two provisions of the state of emergency declaration by the Armenian authorities following his visit to Armenia last week. “I especially welcome the lifting of the suspension of the activities of […]