Azeri Defence Minister Zakir Hasanov had a series of meetings with high-level foreign officials over these past several days. The meetings were apparently aimed at furthering bilateral co-operation in the military and defence realms. On 06 March, minister Hasanov received the UK Defence Ministry’s director for International Security Policy, NickContinue Reading

On 05 March, Azeri Foreign Minister Elmar Mammedyarov received the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s (OSCE) new head (officially titled Chairperson-in-Office) Miroslav Lajcak to discuss recent developments regarding the Nagorno Karabakh peace negotiations. Mr Mammedyarov expressed his opinions on the recent comments made by Armenian prime minister NikolContinue Reading

On 05 March, the 60th birthday of former military commander and defence minister of Armenia, Vazgen Sargsyan, was commemorated. The event took place in presence of President Bako Sahakyan at a motorised infantry base that bears the late commander’s name in Nagorno Karabakh. During the event, President Sahakyan expressed hisContinue Reading

Foreign ministers Masis Mailyan (Nagorno Karabakh) and Zohrab Mnatsakanyan(Armenia) met for consultations this Monday, 25 February. Official reports from Armenia’s Foreign Ministry state that the two: value [their] periodical meetings and highlighted their willingness to further promote bilateral consultation meetings No precise details on what was discussed has been officiallyContinue Reading

Azeri troops stationed at the village of Chojuk Merjenli (or Cocuq Mərcanlı as it is written in Azeri)  in southwestern Azerbaijan held a day of leisure  aimed at boosting moral and integrating their presence with local villagers. The event was organised by the Ministry of Defence , with the participation ofContinue Reading

Just a few day ago, a new contingent of Armenian Interior Ministry troops  was transferred to the volatile border region  of Tavush, neighbouring Azerbaijan. The new contingent will be replacing the current one, as the latter heads to the reserves  after concluding their tour. The redeployment was marked in ceremonialContinue Reading

On 22 January the World Economic Forum  of this year celebrated in Davos, Switzerland became the scene of a non-official meeting between the Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azeri President Ilham Aliyev. This was the first meeting between the two leaders this year, which constituted an unofficial meeting onContinue Reading

Today the Foreign Ministers of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Azerbaijan Elmar Mamedyarov meet in Paris under the auspices of the OSCE Minsk Group co-Chairs Stéphane Visconti, Igor Popov and Andrew Schofer.  Also present during the meeting was the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Andrzej Kasprzyk. This is the firstContinue Reading

According to media outlets in Azerbaijan, an excavator and its driver were shot at while working near a military outpost on the outskirts of the village of Kemerli, only 12 kilometres south of the tri-border between Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. The details of what really took place are still unclear,Continue Reading

On 12 January 2019, Nagorno Karabakh Foreign Minister Masis Mayilyan met up with his acting counterpart Zohrab Mnatsakanyan in Yerevan in what is the first official visit between the two this year. The two discussed issues related to the OSCE Minsk Group, which included further cooperation and peace-building possibilities promotedContinue Reading

In a rare event, the acting Foreign Minister of Armenia, Zohrab Mnatsakanian paid a visit to Armenian troops stationed at border outposts. The visits took place along the border between Armenia and the Azerbaijani Autonomous Republic of Nakhichevan. on 30 December 2018, Mnatsakanian greeted troops and passed on his bestContinue Reading