On Monday, the new Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) Secretary General candidate from Belarus, Major General Stanislav Zas, visited Yerevan where he was received by the country’s foreign minister Zohrab Mnatsakanian. Zas, who is the current head of Belarus’ Security Council is set to take over the vacant position of Continue Reading

Nagorno Karabakh’s Defence Minister Maj Gen Karen Abrahamyan received the OSCE’s Personal Representative of the Chairperson-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk . The official meeting took place on 08 March, a day after Kasprzyk’s meeting with the Azeri Defence Minister Zakir Hasanov. The two sides discussed recent developments along the line-of-contact and long-termContinue Reading

SOURCE: “Iran’s Ghassemi: Neighbours are our priorities in foreign policy”, IRAN PRESS, 03 MAR 2019   Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Bahram Ghassemi criticised the unauthorised banners displayed at Ararat club, and reassured that Tehran still supports its principled solution for Nagorno-Karabakh conflict which is based on dialogue and international laws. BahramContinue Reading

SOURCE: “Karabakh dispute must be settled through dialog: Iran”, PRESS TV, 03 MAR 2019   Iran has reiterated that it pursues a “transparent” policy toward the dispute between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Karabakh region, stressing the importance of finding a peaceful resolution to the issue through diplomatic channels. “TheContinue 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

Nagorno Karabakh’s Foreign Minister, Masis Mailyan, was received in Tskhinval, South Ossetia by his Ossetian counterpart Dmitri Medoyev. In what was an official visit on 18 February, the two sides stressed the importance of bilateral co-operation and pledged to further develop ties in fields such as education, agriculture, foreign policyContinue 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

Source: Goldberg, Carey, “Moscow Sees War Threat if Outsiders Act in Karabakh”, Los Angeles Times, 21 May 1992 *all opinions expressed are those of the original author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or stance of Nagorno Karabakh Observer.    MOSCOW — The military commander in chief of the Commonwealth ofContinue Reading