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Armen Rustamyan: Palestine’s precedent gives the Mountainous Karabakh representatives the right to be represented in Council of Europe

Interview with Armen Rustamyan, a member of the Armenian Delegation to PACE, Head of the Armenian Parliament Foreign Relations Commission, parliamentarian from ARF-Dashnaktsutyun by Oksana Musaelyan ArmInfo The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has voted to grant “Partner for democracy” status to the Palestinian National Council (PNC). The Armenian Delegation takes a…

ARF-D Bureau Chairman Worried About Snap Polls

President Serzh Sargsyan could call fresh parliamentary elections soon in an effort to maximize his and his allies’ chances of holding on to power, a leader of the opposition Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun said on Wednesday. Hrant Margaryan, chairman of the party’s governing Bureau, also acknowledged that the rival Armenian National Congress (HAK) of former President…

The Karabakh issue: From the UN General Assembly to the Armenian National Assembly

Lilit Galstyan: Yerevan must be more proactive In a September 10 interview with www.news.am ARF-D parliamentary faction member Lilit Galstyan said the fact that Azerbaijan withdrew its proposed draft resolution, “The situation in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan: Observance of international humanitarian law and international human rights law in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan” from…

From discipline within the country’s armed forces to foreign language education

During parliamentary hearings, on September 8, regarding a proposed draft law for disciplinary procedures within Armenia’s Armed Forces, Hrayr Karapetyan, ARF-D parliamentary member and chair of the parliamentary Standing Committee on Defense, National Security and Internal Affairs, said: “We have to be very well aware that the army, the armed forces is fundamentally different from…