Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan on Thursday received German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who was on an official visit to Armenia.
According to the official website of the Armenian president, Sargsyan welcomed the top German diplomat and noted that Germany is Armenia’s friend and major partner, and frequent mutual visits and contacts at different levels are “a good impetus to the development of interstate relations”.
Official Yerevan has condemned terrorist attacks in Ottawa the target of which was the Canadian parliament, said representatives of the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Aaffairs.
“We condemn the October 22nd terrorist attacks in Ottawa, the target of which was the Canadian Parliament,” spokesman Tigran Balayan said in a statement posted on the MFA’s official website.
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan on Thursday visited the 6th Expo Russia-Armenia 2014 international industrial exhibition being held on October 22-24 at the Yerevan Expo Exhibition Complex within the grounds of the Yerevan Scientific Research Institute of Mathematical Machines.
Armenians will have to take their warm jackets out of wardrobes earlier than usual this autumn as cold arctic air masses are about to invade the country.
Minister of Emergency Situations Armen Yeritsyan said at a Cabinet meeting on Thursday that Siberian cyclones will penetrate Armenia on October 26 and already on October 27 a sharp drop in air temperatures is expected.
International soccer’s governing body, FIFA, has ranked Armenia 75th in its latest list of 200 or so nations released on Thursday.
The current standing is a fall by 23 positions from the place the nation had in the previous edition released more than a month ago.
A monument designed by an Armenian sculptor from Karabakh and dedicated to Wikipedia was ceremonially unveiled in Slubice, Poland, this week.
The work by Mihran Hakobyan, a 30-year-old Stepanakert-based sculptor, is the first monument dedicated to the internet-based encyclopedia.
This week on his two-day visit to Iran to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan discussed the new stage of development of economic relations with Armenia’s membership in the Eurasian Economic Union and partial deduction of sanctions realized by the West against Iran.
The meeting of the Armenian National Congress (ANC), Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP) and Heritage Party leaders on Wednesday evening was another sign for the people about the union’s “indissolubility” before their joint rally scheduled for October 24.
It was business as usual in Yerevan’s Republic Square on Thursday morning as a group of citizens picketed the building of the Armenian Government while the Cabinet of Ministers was in session. This time the protesters spoke against changes in “Temporary Disability Benefits”.
On Tuesday in the Armenian capital of Yerevan within the framework of Russian Cultural Days and with the support of the Armenian and Russian Ministries of Culture, “Masterskaya” theatre of Saint Petersburg held “Bremen musicians” performance in the Armenian National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet.