The Armenian-Turkish protocols signed in Zurich 8 years ago had a crucial role both in the relations between the two countries and in the foreign policy of Armenia. Armenian-Turkish relations are now observed before and after the Zurich Protocols.
On September 11, the RA Ministry of Education and Science submitted a draft concept of teaching Russian language in educational institutions implementing general education programs in the Republic of Armenia.
In autumn 2017, the signing of Armenia-EU Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement is expected which will give Armenia an opportunity to stand firmer on the political course of the European integration.
September 15 marks International Day of Democracy.
The day was set by the UN General Assembly in 2007. The date is dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the first international conference of new and restored democracies, which was celebrated in 2008.
The International Center for Human Development issued a report on the necessity of introducing compulsory medical insurance in Armenia and the obstacles to the process. According to statistical data cited in the report, the number of people who are aware of the need to apply for a doctor's care but they do not is increasing year by year in Armenia.
On September 9, 2017, Elections of Chairman of RA Chamber of Advocates will be held. The upcoming elections will be non-competitive, as one candidate is nominated for the post of chairman - Ara Zohrabyan, the current chairman of the chamber.
On September 3, 2013, after meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Serzh Sargsyan, the President of Armenia, stated: “We discussed in detail issues related to the Eurasian integration and I confirmed Armenia’s decision to join the Customs Union and participate in the processes of formation of the Eurasian Economic Union.”