Presidential Candidate Sarkissian Meets with Artsakh President

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Armenia's presidential candidate Dr. Armen Sarkissian meets with Artsakh President Bako Sahakian in Stepanakert on Fridday

Armenia’s presidential candidate Dr. Armen Sarkissian meets with Artsakh President Bako Sahakian in Stepanakert on Fridday

STEPANAKERT—Armenia’s presidential candidate from the Republican Party of Armenia Dr. Armen Sarkissian on Friday met with Artsakh President Bako Sahakian.

The two had a one-on-one meeting and were later joined by Primate of the Artsakh Diocese Archbishop Pargev Martirossyan, National Assembly chairman Ashot Ghoulyan, state minister Arayik Haroutyunyan and other officials participated in the meeting.

A broad range of issues related to state-building, cooperation between the two Armenian states, cementing the Armenia-Artsakh-Diaspora trinity, domestic and foreign policy, regional processes were on the discussion agenda.

Sahakian praised his meeting with Sarkissian saying that it reflected the significant role and place of Artsakh in the life of the Armenian statehood and its people.

The final resolution of the Karabakh conflict should be achieved through negotiations under the OSCE Minsk Group mediation, Sarkissian told reporters following his meeting with President Sahakian.

“I had a chance to have a long conversation with the President and I got the answers to the questions I was interested in. I want to state that I’ve visited Artsakh on many occasions and tour there as a citizen, but this visit was qualitatively different, and I am very happy for that,” added Sarkissian who said that providing quality education is an important issue both for Armenia and Artsakh.

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