Market explosion death toll climbs to 6

Published in World
Monday, 15 August 2022 09:42

YEREVAN, AUGUST 15, ARMENPRESS. The death toll in the Yerevan, Surmalu market explosion reached 6, the Ministry of Emergency Situations spokesperson Hayk Kostanyan said.

“One more body was recovered from the rubble. As of this moment the death toll stands at 6. The search and rescue operations continue,” he said. 2 of the 6 victims are yet to be identified. 16 people are missing.

A strong explosion ripped through the Surmalu market just outside the city center around 13:23, August 14.

The prosecution said the investigators are looking into all possible versions. However the criminal case is opened on Violation of Fire Safety Rules Causing Deaths and Violating of Safety Rules for Storing, Transporting, Using or Supplying Flammable or Incendiary Materials Causing Death.

Initially it was reported that the building which caught fire and subsequently exploded was a fireworks warehouse. 

THE PRESENTATION OF THE BOOK OF THE PRESIDENT OF TURKMENISTAN IN ARMENIAN WAS HELD

Published in World
Thursday, 17 March 2022 14:53

On March 16, 2022, the presentation of the book of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov "Traditions of Turkmen Statehood" in Armenian language was held at the Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.

The event was attended by rectors, faculty and students of the capital's universities, editors and journalists of local media, as well as representatives of the Republic of Armenia via videoconferencing.

Rector of the Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan J.Gurbangeldiyev, Rector of the Turkmen State University named after Makhtumkuli B. Orazdurdyeva, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to Turkmenistan R. Kharazyan, editor-in-chief of the newspaper "Edebiýat we sungat" O. Allaberdiyeva delivered their speeches.

In addition, Professor, Head of the Department of Turkic Studies of Yerevan State University A. Safaryan, Senior Lecturer of the Department of Turkic Studies of Yerevan State University A. Petrosyan, poet-translator V. Hastur spoke at the event via video link.

The participants of the event emphasized the importance of the outstanding philosophical and literary work of the President of Turkmenistan, which reflects the centuries-old traditions of the Turkmen people, its historical and cultural values, interpretations of ancient stories and legends that have survived to this day.

As the Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to Turkmenistan noted in his speech, the publication of the book "Traditions of Turkmen Statehood" in Armenian will allow the Armenian reader to become even closer acquainted with the history, culture and spiritual world of the Turkmen people, which will undoubtedly contribute to further strengthening the traditionally friendly relations between the peoples of our countries.

The book "Traditions of Turkmen Statehood" has found readers among domestic and foreign audiences thanks to translations into foreign languages, including Azerbaijani, Georgian, Russian, Turkish, Chinese, Ukrainian, French, Japanese, Italian and Korean. Today, this list has been supplemented by a publication in Armenian, which indicates the interest of the world community in the rich history and culture of our people.

At the end of the event, the participants adopted an Address to the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.

 

Irakli Garibashvili’s meeting with Nikol Pashinyan in Yerevan

Published in Politics
Monday, 11 October 2021 15:49

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili is holding a working visit to the Republic of Armenia. Today, as part of this visit, the Head of Georgian Government met with his Armenian counterpart, Nikol Pashinyan.

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia reiterated to Irakli Garibashvili and the Georgian people his condolences over the deaths caused by the recent collapse of a residential building in Batumi.

The parties discussed the Peaceful Neighborhood Initiative for the South Caucasus proposed by Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili in the UN and designed to ensure peace and stability in the region. The meeting emphasized that the new peace format will foster discussions on the prospects of the peaceful neighborhood initiative that will engage international partners alongside the South Caucasus states.

During the meeting, the Prime Minister of Georgia reaffirmed Georgia's commitment to continuing its active role as a mediator in order to secure peace and stability and ensure the region's gradual transformation into a place of new opportunities, development, and peace.

The Prime Ministers of the two countries also discussed important issues on the bilateral cooperation agenda, revisiting every aspect brought up during Nikol Pashinyan's recent official visit to Tbilisi.


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