wrote in a Facebook post.
And in New York, the Armenian PM will attend and address the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
GYUMRI. – Celebrations dedicated to the 28th anniversary of Independence kicked off in Gyumri, Armenia’s second largest city.
By the decision of the government for the first time the main events of the Independence Day are held in the northern capital of Armenia.
Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan and Cabinet members, President of Artsakh Bako Sahakyan, President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian, deputies and ambassadors accredited in Armenia are attending the events.
Hundreds of guests from Yerevan and other cities have arrived in Gyumri.
Yerevan – The 2019 World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT 2019) organizing committee announced today that Dr. Garik Israelian, an astrophysicist at the Institute of Astrophysics, Canary Islands (IAC) and Professor at the University of La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands (Spain), will join Congress as a Speaker next month in Yerevan. Israeli will take part in WCIT’s Distinguished Speakers Series, a special series of speeches and intimate conversations with relevant figures from inside and outside the ICT industry, including some of the most recognized and respected tech names whose vision, imagination and grit have made the information revolution possible, and special guests whose voices ought to be heard. His talk is titled “Astrophysics on the Threshold of the 21st Century: Artificial Intelligence, Data Mining and Alien Life. ”
“We are very honored to have Dr. Israeli participants in this conference. It epitomizes a long tradition of contributing to the expansion of scientific knowledge to the benefit of the whole world, ”said Alexander Yesayan, chairman of WCIT 2019 Yerevan Organizing Committee, president of the Union of Advanced Technology Enterprises of Armenia (UATE) and co -founder of UCom !, the largest telecommunications provider in Armenia, of the Israeli addition to WCIT 2019.
Greatly respected in his field, Israeli has been a staple at Astrophysics conferences for many years, and has published more than 500 scientific articles in his influential career as a researcher. Most notably, Israeli led an international collaboration that provides the first observational evidence that supernova explosions are responsible for the formation of black holes. He is also the founding director of STARMUS, an international festival of science and art that has featured high-profile names from both industries since its inaugural festival in 2011. Israeli contributions to the field of astrophysics are universally recognized by his peers and officially by the Government of the Canary Islands, receiving the prestigious Canary Islands Gold Medal, the highest recognition on the Canary Islands of individuals or companies for their efforts to benefit the Canary Islands society, in 2014.
This year, WCIT will address The Power of Decentralization: Promise and Peril and explore how information and communications technology is transforming our lives for the better and for the worse, and its impact on profits and prosperity, security and security, democracy and humanity.
WCIT 2019 is expected to attract more than 2,500 participants from more than 70 countries. For more information on speakers and agenda and to get tickets, visit the official WCIT 2019 website.
The Government of Armenia has declared IT a strategic area of focus and its legislation creates favorable conditions for foreign direct investment in the IT sector. In addition, consistent efforts are being made to promote the development of high-tech innovations, ecosystems, and start-ups in the industry. Over 45 percent of the export industry goes to the USA and Canada, 25 percent to Europe, and 11 percent to Asia. Armenia is home to over 900 ICT companies, including the globally-recognized PicsArt, Renderforest, Softconstruct, and Joomag.
WCIT 2019 will be held in Yerevan on October 6-9, 2019. The Congress is hosted by Armenia with the support and high patronage of the Government of the Republic of Armenia. The World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) was established by the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA). Its main organizing body is the Union of Advanced Technology Enterprises (UATE).
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Some corrupt officials thought the situation at the National Security Service is mixed up and they can solve their problems in this period. This is what Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan wrote on his Facebook page, expressing certainty that the National Security Service will go after all corrupt officials anyway.
“In the new Armenia, the National Security Service is not a person. It is a system and will be after all current and former corrupt officials, spies and other elements of this category. The same goes for the Investigative Committee, the Special Investigation Service, the Prosecutor General’s Office, the Police and the Investigation Department of the State Revenue Committee.
There will be a full-fledged fight against corruption and crimes.
Those who have stolen and are stealing from the people will be imprisoned. I understand that this doesn’t sound good, but there is no other option,” he wrote.
The Foreign Ministry of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) has responded to statements by the Georgian and Ukrainian Ministries of Foreign Affairs regarding the recently held local government elections in the second Armenian republic.
The official remarks, released by the agency’s Public Relations Department, are provided below:
“On September 8, elections to local self-government bodies were held in the Republic of Artsakh, which became another achievement of Artsakh authorities and society in the process of the consistent development and strengthening of democratic institutions in the republic.
“Azerbaijan’s nervous reaction to the elections was predictable and became another manifestation of not only the denial of the fundamental rights of Artsakh citizens, but also the rejection of democratic values in general.
“The statements of the Foreign Ministries of Georgia and Ukraine, which associated themselves with the anti-democratic regime of Azerbaijan were perplexed. Such statements not only contradict the declared commitment by Georgia and Ukraine to democratic values, but also constitute an interference in the internal affairs of the Artsakh Republic and violate the principles of equal rights of peoples and sovereign equality of states.
“Statements by the Foreign Ministries of Georgia and Ukraine also contain provisions that distort the essence of the Azerbaijani-Karabakh conflict with the aim to reduce it to a territorial dispute and express support for the internationally recognized borders of Azerbaijan.
“In this regard, we would like to remind the Georgian and Ukrainian sides that Azerbaijan does not have internationally recognized borders, except for its Russian-Azerbaijani section. Moreover, a significant segment of the Georgian-Azerbaijani border has not yet been finalized. The borders of Azerbaijan are not defined, not only with Georgia, but also with other neighboring countries. With some of them, the delimitation and demarcation of borders has not even begun.
“We call upon the authorities of Georgia and Ukraine to remain committed to the declared system of values based on democratic principles and respect for human rights and freedoms and in the future refrain from the statements regarding the realization by the citizens of the Republic of Artsakh of their fundamental rights, which are enshrined in fundamental international documents.”
Turkey issued a new Navigational Telex (NAVTEX) on Monday, by which it blocks off a large sea area between the Greek islands of Rhodes and the archipelago of Castellorizo.
The new NAVTEX, which expires on Wednesday, comes right after an initial NAVTEX was issued for the exact same area on Friday.
The Friday NAVTEX expired on Monday morning.
Turkey claims that it wants ti use this area of the Mediterranean to conduct oceanographic research with its vessel called ”Bilim-2.”
For this reason, Turkey’s Oceanography, Navigation, and Hydrography office issued a statement in which calls upon all vessels in the area to keep a great distance from the ”Bilim-2” ship.
Of course, this is not the first time Ankara has blocked off large areas of the seas between individual Greek islands.
By doing so, Turkey is attempting to establish a de-facto presence in the region, undermining Greece’s sovereign rights in the broader region of the Mediterranean Sea.
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The director of the National Security Service of the Republic of Armenia Artur Vanetsyan filed a letter of resignation to the Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.
Below is the translation of the text from the official press statement in Armenian.
Distinguished officers of the National Security Service of the Republic of Armenia,
I hereby inform you that I have made a decision to submit a letter of resignation from the position of the director of the National Security Service of the Republic of Armenia. In the current situation and in the context of the forthcoming, I consider such a decision as most preferred and most well founded option for serving to the Republic of Armenia and to my fellow compatriots.
I have made this decision with same confidence, as the one of agreeing to assume the office of the director of the National Security Service during that decisive period for our country.
My service of the past year and a half has been in front of you all; I have made every step guided by one principle: the Homeland and the honor of an officer are above everything.
Statebuilding has its logic. Spontaneity of decisions, the turbulence of actions and the workstyle of not distinguishing primary and secondary, ephemeral and substantial issues is not the road that will lead towards fulfilling our goals. That does not have anything in common with the officer’s dignity: officer’s stripes and such flow of developments are incompatible.
Let my resignation be a sobering move calling “Stop it!”: in all other options the duty to the Homeland will prevail. May peace and security be with our country.
I have the honour!”.
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The field of information technology is actively developing in Armenia today, and the country has what to show the world during the World Congress of Information Technologies WCIT 2019, President of the Union of Advanced Technology Companies (UATE) Alexander Yesayan said during the meeting of volunteers that took place at the American University of Armenia today.
Conducting WCIT in Armenia is our dream since 2014, he said adding that many famous people from the global IT industry will come to Armenia. According to him, the event will receive a lot of attention around the world: representatives of many foreign media have already accredited to come to Armenia to cover one of the most important events of the year.
The congress will bring together many experts in the field of information technology, officials and senior representatives of leading IT companies in the world.
The organizers are preparing special programs for guests to give them the opportunity to get acquainted with Armenian companies working in the IT sector and in any other areas of interest to them; it is possible that in the future some of them will want to invest in these companies, he noted.
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More than 300 volunteers will participate in WCIT 2019. According to the head of the WCIT 2019 Volunteer Corps Ghazar Hakobyan, volunteers were selected very carefully: preference was given to those who know foreign languages, have experience in volunteering, and also work in the IT field.
One of the volunteers, Ruzanna Gevorgyan, was a lawyer by profession, but, according to her, had long dreamed of participating in WCIT, and when she found out that volunteers were hiring for the congress, she immediately filed an application. Ruzanna knows Italian, English, Armenian and Russian, and she has already had experience in volunteering. According to her, she still doesn’t know exactly what the tasks will be set for her at the congress, but she is sure that this will be a very interesting and useful experience.
It is interesting that there are significantly more girls among volunteers than boys. According to Hakobyan, this reflects the general situation in Armenia as girls in the country are usually more active, more motivated and more willing to participate in such events.
WCIT 2019 will be held in Yerevan on October 6-9, 2019. The Congress is held with the assistance and under the high patronage of the Armenian Government. The World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) was established by the World Alliance for Information Technology and Services (WITSA). Its main organizational body is the Union of Advanced Technology Enterprises (UATE).
Deputy Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Malcolm Johnson and vice president of Quantstamp blockchain Olga V. Mack, founder and CEO of GIPHY Alex Chung, world-famous businessman, chair of VaynerX and VaynerMedia Gary Vaynerchuk, founder of Infosys N. R. Narayana Murthy, and an American media personality, businesswoman, socialite Kim Kardashian will also be present.
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Consulate General of the Republic of Azerbaijan has called on the Los Angeles City Council to prevent Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan from speaking at a massive rally in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, September 22.
In a letter addressed to LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, the Consul General, Nasimi Aghayev, urged the City “not to allow the misuse of the Grand Park by the Government of Armenia.”
Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian condemned this effort by the Azeri Council General, calling it an excoriated attempt to enlist LA City leaders, including Mayor Garcetti, in this effort.
“(Your) letter urges the elected leaders of Los Angeles to violate the United States Constitution by censoring free expression,” wrote Krekorian. “Our country is founded on the idea that the free exchange of ideas makes us stronger and in fact is necessary to make our democratic government possible.”
“Please allow me to be as clear as I can be,” proclaimed Krekorian, “Prime Minister Pashinyan absolutely will be my guest in Los Angeles City Hall, he absolutely will address the public in Grand Park, and he absolutely will be welcome to say anything about any topic he chooses to speak about, without limitation.”
The rally is scheduled to begin at 2 pm, with the Prime Minister speaking around 4 pm.
Asdghig “Starrie” Alemian, one of the last Armenian Genocide survivors in Massachusetts and a strong presence at every Genocide commemoration at the State House, died on September 5, 2019. She was 109, The Armenian Mirror-Spectator reported.
She was a survivor of the Armenian Genocide, which took the lives of her parents and brothers, leaving her orphaned at age 5. She lived in an orphanage in Syria until 12 years old when her uncle Garabed Tetezian assisted her and her sister Anna in coming to the United States.
Starrie worked alongside her husband in running Alemian’s Delicatessen for more than 30 years.
Beginning in the 1980s, Alemian was honored yearly at the State House for Armenian Martyrs Day. On her 90th birthday, she traveled to Egypt and Syria with family, revisiting parts of her childhood.
She liked to celebrate her birthdays at the Red Parrot in Hull.
She was skilled at needlepoint, Armenian needle lace, piano and cooking.