ArmInfo. In Ardshinbank, loans secured by gold are available at an interest rate starting from 0.75%, and these loans are granted for consumer and agricultural needs. The press service of the bank told ArmInfo that loans secured by gold are issued both in drams and in US dollars at an interest rate of 2-5% (the annual actual rate is 7.67-24%).
ArmInfo.Converse Bank has introduced “Gyumri” and “Gyumri Agro” loan types for development of SMEs and the agricultural sector in Shirak region.
ArmInfo. We intend to invite our counterparts from Russia, Georgia and Abkhazia so that all interested parties can discuss the possibilities of forming an alternative way. Mikayel Melkumyan, a MP from the Prosperous Armenia faction, stated this at a press conference on February 19.
ArmInfo. The National Security Service of Armenia (NSS) confirmed the information about the accusation against the eldest son of the second President of Armenia Robert Kocharyan, arrested in the March 1 case, Sedrak Kocharyan.
ArmInfo. The Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh and the Republic of South Ossetia signed the Agreement on Cooperation.As the press service of the NKR MFA reports, the agreement was signed during the working visit of the NKR Foreign Minister Masis Mailyan to South Ossetia.Within the framework of the Agreement, the parties agreed, in particular, to hold regular consultations and negotiations at the level of ministers of foreign affairs and other levels on international, regional and bilateral issues of mutual interest.
ArmInfo. The parties must make decisions on the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Such an opinion on February 19 at a joint press conference with OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said commenting on the situation around the Karabakh conflict.
ArmInfo.Aurora Humanitarian Initiative continues to support the Matenadaran, Armenia's national repository of ancient manuscripts, with a new grant of $20,000. With these funds, the Matenadaran will commission the preparation and design of an interactive table-map of Armenian Scriptoria, Aurora Humanitarian Initiative's press service told ArmInfo.
ArmInfo. The promised "objective, impartial film about the events of March 1, based exclusively on facts" failed, a well-known Armenian journalist and writer Ashot Ghazaryan wrote in his author's article in the Nezavisimaya Gazeta (Independent Newspaper) about the film "The Case of March 1".
ArmInfo. Armenian Ambassador to Lebanon Vahagn Adibekyan met with the country's Prime Minister Saad Hariri.
ArmInfo. Moscow supports the attitude of Bratislava to the development of an OSCE partnership with other international organizations, including the CSTO, the EAEU, the CIS and the SCO. On February 19 at a joint press conference following talks with the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated.
ArmInfo. On the fact of illegal alienation of land adjacent to the free economic zone "Megri", a criminal case. The press service of the RA Police reports.According to the source, the Directorate for Combating Corruption and Economic Crimes of the RA Police received a signal that in 2014, during the implementation of the process of creating a free economic zone in the Karchevan community of Syunik region, the head of this community and other officials were abused.
ArmInfo.Armenian Police Officer K.M. accused of appropriation of money.
ArmInfo. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Republic of Armenia Jun Yamad expressed readiness to promote the deepening of direct interaction between the environmental departments of Japan and Armenia. He stated this during a meeting with RA Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan.
ArmInfo.On February 14, RA Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan received Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China in the Republic of Armenia Tian Erlong.