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.
The press conference of H.E. Edson Marinho Duarte Monteiro, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Brazil in Armenia, was held at Media Center on September 8. The press conference was on the occasion of Independence Day of Brazil that is celebrated on September 7.
The Media Center hosted the press conference of Mr. Jean-Francois Charpentier, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the French Republic to the Republic of Armenia, devoted to the National Holiday of France. During the press conference, the topics of the French National Holiday, Armenian-French economic relations and negotiation process of Karabagh conflict were covered.
The Press Conference of “Citizen Observer” Initiative was hosted by Media Center on March 27 during which the preparatory activities of the observers and the appealing system of electoral violations during the Parliamentary Elections were introduced.
The representatives of the civil society have prepared a letter to send to the OSCE headquarters in Vienna to express their opinions and concerns about the possible closure of the OSCE office in Armenia and stated the effectiveness of the Office's activities.
It was an active year from the perspective of bilateral relations between Armenia and France in 2016. Mrs. Girardin, Secretary of State for Development and Francophony, visited Armenia in January. This was followed by the visit of Mr. Harlem Désir, Minister of State for European Affairs, in April.
To fight against the spread of cancer efficiently in Armenia, it is necessary to raise public awareness about the available treatment options and preventative measures. David Zohrabyan, Oncologist / Chemotherapist, said this during the press conference entitled "Cancer Dissemination in Armenia: Treatment and Prevention Measures" organized before the International Day against Cancer at Media Center on February 3.
A press conference was held at the Media Center on the activities of the NA Ethics Committee of the 5th convocation, during which the "Parliamentary Monitoring" Program presented the monitoring results of the Commission activities during 10 sessions.