RSC MONTHLY CLOSED BRIEFING

The Regional Studies Center (RSC) held its latest closed monthly briefing on November 5, offering a comprehensive analysis consisting of three main issues: an assessment of the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process, with a focus on the last three meetings of the Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents; a review of developments in Armenia‚Äôs ‚Äústrategic orientation,‚ÄĚ including both the course of Armenia‚Äôs bid to join the Eurasian Economic Union and the outlook for the development of Armenian relations with the European Union (EU); and an analysis of recent political developments in Armenia.

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Several senior diplomats attended the briefing, including Italian Ambassador Giovanni Ricciulli, Mr. Paulo Borda Silos, First Secretary at the Embassy of Brazil, Ms. Teresa Daban Sanchez, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Resident Representative in Armenia, Mr. David Dole, the Resident Representative of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Armenia, Ms. Henriette Ahrens, the Representative of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Armenia, and Mrs. Sarah Epprecht, the Head of the Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), as well as officials from the Embassies of Bulgaria, Lithuanian, Poland, Romania, Switzerland, and the European Union Delegation to Armenia.

As an independent ‚Äúthink tank,‚ÄĚ the Regional Studies Center (RSC) offers a regular series of monthly briefings in order to serve as more of a resource for the diplomatic community and international organizations in Armenia by providing an alternative source of objective analysis and information on a regular monthly basis.

The summary notes from the RSC Monthly Closed Briefing are attached.

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