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Press conference


Joint press statement following the first Partnership Council meeting between the European Union and Armenia

The Partnership Council welcomed the peaceful nature of the recent protests in Armenia, which led to a democratic change of government in accordance with the Constitutional framework. The EU praised the general restraint exercised by all sides and called for continued, inclusive dialogue among all political stakeholders, including civil society. The EU welcomed the Armenian Government's clear commitment to fight against corruption and the concrete action the Armenian Government has taken in this field. The EU reconfirmed its support, including technical and financial assistance, for reforms to enhance democracy, rule of law and respect of human rights, as well as to increase prosperity and socioeconomic resilience in Armenia. more ...


Press Statement by Foreign Minister Mnatsakanyan on the results of the Armenia-EU Partnership Council

Indeed we have reconfirmed and emphasized the important and fundamental mandate that the Government has from the people, from the public of Armenia to strengthen principles of constitutional order, rule of law, democratic principles, promotion and protection of rights for fairness and equal opportunities in every activity - economic, social and other activities in the country. And the Government is absolutely determined and very forceful to take this mandate forward and to deliver on the expectations of the public and to deliver on the mandate that the Government firmly hands for this purpose. I also thank you very much for the support of the European Union, the support and the readiness to work with us on promoting this agenda. You have been an important partner for Armenia on these matters. We expect to take this further and to manifest it in support and assistance from the European Union. more ...


Foreign Minister of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan's statement and answer to the question of a journalist at a joint press conference with Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov

During our meeting with Sergey Viktorovich, I reiterated our readiness to steadily develop our multifaceted allied collaboration with the Russian Federation, as well as highlighted the importance attached by the Armenian side to its strategic partnership with Russia. We are determined to further promote that cooperation based on the 1997 Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance, as well as the Declaration on Strategic Partnership for the 21st Century between Armenia and Russia. more ...


Remarks by Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan on the outcomes of the meeting with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian

Since independence, we have always felt the support and friendship of France and can proudly state that the privileged relations between Armenia and France are at a high level, and the constant political dialogue, regular state visits at the level of heads of states, deep cooperative ties in different spheres, close collaboration in international structures, and, of course, the existence of a vibrant French-Armenian community attest to it. more ...


Briefing with journalists by Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan during the 27th annual joint meeting of the Board of Trustees and local bodies of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund

Zohrab Mnatsakanyan: I will confine myself to noting that currently our ultimate goal is to re-engage in negotiations, exclusively within the framework of the Minsk Group co-chairmanship. more ...


Briefing of Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan with journalists in the National Assembly

In our lives, all of us bear responsibility, and that is the responsibility for this country, responsibility for this wonderful atmosphere that exists in this country at all times. Especially when I look at you, young people, I feel very excited because I have a great confidence about this country, derived also from my own experience. Due to my work, I've been living in many countries and have always noticed that very quality of this country, which has given me so much enthusiasm: it is willingness and commitment to assume the responsibility. more ...


The answers of Minister of Foreign Affairs Zohrab Mnatsakanyan during the Q&A session with the Government in the National Assembly

Indeed, our visit was intended, we could say, to prevent and convey a message that we remain vigilant and it is extremely important for us to prevent any development, which may have a negative impact on the negotiation process. I hope, we will not have any other development. As I said we pay great attention to this goal also, that is to exclude any such development, any escalation. This will not have any positive impact on the negotiations. more ...


Remarks by Edward Nalbandian on the outcome of negotiations with Jean Asselborn, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Luxembourg

I am glad to welcome Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Luxembourg and my good friend Jean Asselborn in Yerevan. This is not the first time for Mr. Asselborn to be in Yerevan. We also have had many opportunities to meet in Luxembourg or at various international conferences. This visit is a good opportunity to continue our discussions with regards to a wide range of issues of bilateral agenda as well as international and regional issues of mutual interest. more ...


Statement and answers to the questions of journalists by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia at the press conference with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Madagascar

We have acknowledged that in recent years, and particularly after Armenia became a member of the International Organization of La Francophonie, the contacts and cooperation between Armenia and Madagascar have considerably intensified. We agreed with the Minister, that in recent years we have accumulated a positive experience of cooperation, which can be a good basis for a further development and deepening of partnership in different spheres. more ...


Remarks and answers to questions of journalists by Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian at the annual press conference for the diplomatic year 2017 - Part I

Throughout the year 2017, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia continued its activities based on the foreign policy guidelines outlined by the President of the Republic of Armenia and his assignments, as well as on the programme of the Government of the Republic of Armenia, coordinated and contributed to the deepening of external relations of Armenia’s state bodies. more ...

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