Sarkisian, Sahakian Attend Military Exercises
STEPNAKERT—Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh Republic) President Bako Sahakian was joined by President Serzh Sarkisian on Tuesday to observe military exercises by the Artsakh National Armed Forces in the eastern part of the Republic.
After the military exercises the presidents presented with awards to servicemen distinguished during the exercises.
Following the ceremony the two president took part in the opening ceremony of new army barracks.
On Monday, Sarkisian and Sahakian inspected several military units of the Artskakh National Armed Forces.
The two leaders toured a number of units in northeastern Artsakh, where they followed tank artillery exercises, became acquainted with a new command center and took part in the inauguration of St. Gevork Church on one of the military barracks.
On the same day, Sahakian and Sarkisian visited coal mines in the village of Maghavouz and monitored the coal mining efforts in the area.
The two presidents were accompanied by defense ministers of Artsakh and Armenia, as well as other senior officials.