Karabakh Foreign Minister Visits Denmark

Artsakh's Foreign Minister, Karen Mirzoyan, giving a speech to attendees about Artsakh's current situation and developments. (Photo: Foreign Ministry of Nagorno Karabakh Republic)
Artsakh's Foreign Minister, Karen Mirzoyan, giving a speech to attendees about Artsakh's current situation and developments. (Photo: Foreign Ministry of Nagorno Karabakh Republic)

Artsakh’s Foreign Minister, Karen Mirzoyan, giving a speech to attendees about Artsakh’s current situation and developments. (Photo: Foreign Ministry of Nagorno Karabakh Republic)

COPENHAGEN—On June 16, the working visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Karen Mirzoyan to the Kingdom of Denmark started.

In the framework of the visit, the Foreign Minister had meetings with representatives of various political circles, at which the current situation in the Azerbaijani-Karabakh conflict settlement was touched upon, in particular, in the context of the military venture unleashed by Azerbaijan in early April.

The sides exchanged views on a range of issues related to the regional security. The Foreign Minister also briefed the participants about the state building process in Artsakh, as well as the steps taken by the people and authorities of Artsakh towards the establishment of a free and democratic society.

On the same day, Foreign Minister Karen Mirzoyan participated in the reception organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia to Denmark on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic.

Armenia’s Ambassador to Denmark Hrachya Aghajanyan delivered a welcoming speech, attaching great importance to the first ever event dedicated to Artsakh in friendly Denmark. The Ambassador noted that Artsakh’s independence was based on the unshakeable aspiration of Armenians to achieve freedom, manage their own lives without oppression and preserve their centuries-old culture and identity.

In his speech, Mirzoyan briefed attendees on Artsakh’s achievements and said the Republic would be impossible to sustain without the continuous support of Armenia and the Diaspora. He stressed that not only our compatriots, but also many people around the world, including in Denmark, were standing by Artsakh, sharing with its people the same values and ideas based on the imperatives of democratic freedoms and the realization of peoples’ right to self-determination. Mirzoyan expressed confidence that the achievements of the people of Artsakh on their path to independent state building didn’t go unnoticed, and sooner or later, Artsakh would become a full member of the civilized world.

He urged to work for the vision of peaceful and stable South Caucasus region, which would ensure the security and peaceful coexistence of all the peoples of the region.

Vox Viva male choir, which gave a concert in the Karabakh in 2015, participated in the reception. The choir performed works by Armenian and Danish composers. After the performance, the choir’s artistic director Mette Rimer shared his impressions of the trip to Artsakh, expressed gratitude for the cordial reception, and noted that he looked forward to the opportunity of hosting Artsakh’s choir in Denmark.

The reception was attended by diplomats, political and public figures, representatives of the expert community, journalists, and members of the Armenian community of Denmark.

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