Yerevan celebrated what officials say is its 2799th birthday on Saturday (14 October), with music and a colourful hot air balloon festival. Perfect wheather added to the inducement for citizens to go out on the streets and celebrate the event, with thousands congregating in the city centre for open air concerts.
This year's Yerevan Festival was held under the slogan: "Yerevan, City of love".
source: commonspace.eu with agencies
photo: A hot air balloon festival was one of the main features for this year's Yerevan Festival
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The report makes a number of recommendations that "aim to guide peace negotiators, policymakers, donors, and national and international civil society activists who work to promote mutual understanding and peace between the societies divided by the Nagorny Karabakh conflict".