Malta Diplomat Discusses Aid Programs in Karabakh

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)–Malta’s ambassador to Armenia met Nagorno-Karabakh leaders in Stepanakert on Tuesday to discuss details of aid projects the Mediterranean state of three tiny islands plans to implement in the Armenian-populated unrecognized republic.

Andre Gutwiller–whose diplomatic mission is based in Moscow–is the first foreign ambassador to visit Nagorno-Karabakh. His first trip to Karabakh took place last November.

Official sources in Stepanakert said the Maltese government has proposed to repair and re-equip Karabakh’s main hospital and open a "charity center" for children and elderly persons in Karabakh’s second largest town of Shoushi. They said the Maltese diplomat is due to pay another visit to the disputed enclave in May.

Karabakh President Arkady Ghoukassian’s press service said he and Gutwiller also discussed "prospects of cooperation" between Karabakh and Malta.

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