Armenia does not expect to sign on April 29 an agreement formalizing its accession to the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, Economy Minister Vahram Avanesian said on Friday, correcting his own statement made the day before.
The Armenian government has pointedly refused to add its voice to domestic concerns about Russia’s recent pledge to counter any “aggressive” foreign interference in Armenia’s internal affairs.
President Serzh Sarkisian on Friday again defended his administration’s 2009 normalization agreements with Turkey against strong criticism voiced in Armenia and especially its worldwide Diaspora.
A senior Azerbaijani official has reportedly expressed hope that Russia will solidify its status as Azerbaijan’s number one supplier of weapons and military hardware.
The Armenian government has announced plans to seek legislative changes that will suspend the accrual of penalties over employers’ failure to make controversial mandatory pension contributions on behalf of their staffs until the law is amended in line with the requirements laid down in a recent Constitutional Court ruling.
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RFE/RL Armenian Service Director Harry Tamrazian has discussed the politicial, social and economic developments in Armenia and the CIS region with Thomas de Waal, senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment.
RFE/RL Armenian Service Director Harry Tamrazian has sat with U.S. Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group James Warlick for an exclusive interview in which the senior American diplomat talks about the latest developments and prospects in the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement process.
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