Today, the Armenian and Azeri foreign ministers, Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Elmar Mammedyarov respectivally meet their Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow for re-conciliatory talks on the Karabakh conflict. During the talks, besides the three foreign ministers, the OSCE Minsk Group co-Chairs also participated, them being Stephane Visconti (France), Igor PapovContinue 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

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

Just as his counterpart on the other side of the border, Azeri Defence Minister Zakir Hasanov visited military outposts on the other side of the Line of Contact.   His visits were aimed at boosting morale, inspecting technical issues and getting personally acquainted with the situation.  Information about the visit was officiallyContinue Reading

The newly appointed head of the Nagorno Karabakh Defence Army (the equivalent to the ministry of defence), Maj Gen Karen Abrahamyan visited military outposts along the line of contact in what is the first official visit of its kind. According to Maj Gen Abrahamyan, the aim of the visits wasContinue Reading

Just a few days apart, the leaders of Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan, Bako Sahakyan and Ilham Aliyev both announced changes  in their armed forces for the upcoming year.  Both leaders announced modernisation plans for their armed forces for 2019. Aliyev was the first to announce such a change, which isContinue Reading

The acting Armenian Prime Minister (PM) Nikol Pashinian paid an official visit to Stepanakert to meet with his counterpart Bako Sahakyan. The two discussed bilateral co-operation between Armenia and Karabakh. Present during the meeting were other high-ranking government and military officials from both sides. Among the issues discussed were militaryContinue Reading

On 03 September 2018, the Monte Melkonian Military Academy in Armenia marked the graduation of over 40 formed officiers. The officers will be eventually stationed in the country’s numerous military bases, while some will continue in post-graduate programmes for further formation, adquiring diverse expertise in a particular field. Armenia’s DefenceContinue Reading

The Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan met in Krakow, Poland on 18 January 2018. The meeting was organised by the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs and was reportedly behind closed doors, although photos of the meeting were made public. What exactly was discussed during the meeting remains unknown, however speculationContinue Reading

  Armenia’s Defense Minister Vigen Sargsyan received the Canadian Ambassador to Armenia John Ronald Cruise on 18 October 2017.  The meeting was aimed at discussing and furthering the prospects of cooperation between the two countries in defence field. Defense Minister Sargsyan and the ambassador also expressed readiness to examine theContinue Reading