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COPENHAGEN, 21 January – In his first address to the OSCE Permanent Council, OSCE Parliamentary Assembly President Peter Lord Bowness (United Kingdom) today recalled that building commitment to the Organization’s values requires co-operation at all levels and that the PA is dedicated to working with all partners in advancing principles of multilateralism. Regretting that some …

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Horizon. LANSING, Mich.,— Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives Jason Wentworth (R-Farwell) on Thursday appointed State Rep. Mari Manoogian (D-Birmingham) to serve as Minority Vice Chair of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy for the 101st Legislature. In response, Rep. Manoogian released the following statement: “It is an honor to be appointed to serve …

Culture

Aravot Daily asked French-Armenian actor and director Serge Avedikian about how his documentary film Return to Soloz is about identity, historical accuracy, and forgiveness, and considering Turkey’s rhetoric against Armenia today, does his imagined forgiveness fit in this context? Serge Avedikian said that he does not want to compare the Turkish government to Turkish people. …

Artsakh

Asbarez. In an in-depth interview with Asbarez Editor Ara Khachatourian on Thursday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said the Congress should recognize Artsakh’s independence and the OSCE Minsk Group should re-engage in Karabakh settlement talks. He also discussed measures to curb Turkey’s role in the region. Schiff also reflected on the events that rocked the United …

Artsakh

The Armenian Weekly. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated this week that the status of Artsakh is not an immediate priority in the aftermath of the 2020 Artsakh War. Lavrov addressed several questions about the Artsakh conflict during an annual review press conference on January 18. In response to a question from Azerbaijani media about their protests of …

Politics

— Commits to U.S. Reengagement in the OSCE Minsk Group Peace Process to Help Protect the “Security of Nagorno-Karabakh” WASHINGTON, DC – President Biden’s nominee to serve as Secretary of State, Antony Blinken – in written responses submitted following his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee – expressed support for U.S. funding to meet …

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The Armenian Mirror-Spectator. ANKARA (Nor Marmara) – The political struggle between Turkey’s opposition Republican People’s Party (the party founded by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has become tempestuous. Both are unsparing in their public criticisms of one other, speaking sarcastically and making pronouncements that become …