Karabakh President Begins US Visit

YEREVAN (Yerkir)–Nagorno-Karabakh Republic President Bako Sahakian kicked off his US trip Saturday by visiting the Permanent Representation of Armenia to UN, where he met with Head of the Mission Armen Martirossian, reported the Karabakh Presidential Press Service.
Martirossian presented the Representation’s activity and recent processes in the UN regarding the Nagorno Karabakh conflict resolution process. The parties stressed the necessity of close cooperation between the Armenian diplomatic mission and the Karabakh Permanent Representation in the U.S.
Bako Sahakian noted the OSCE Minsk Group to be the best framework in that period for the conflict resolution and emphasized the necessity of Karabakh’s full-fledged participation in the negotiations for a comprehensive resolution of the problem.
Armenia’s Ambassador to the US Tatoul Margarian also attended the meeting.
The same day, President Sahakian met with a group of Armenian businessmen in New York, headed by Raffi Meghrian. Prospects of various projects in the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, particularly those in the sphere of carpet weaving were discussed at the meeting. The President highly appreciated Raffi Meghrian’s contribution to that particular branch and noted that the Karabakh authorities would do everything for the carpet weaving development.
President Sahakian also met with Eastern Prelate Archbishop Oshagan Choloyan and representatives of the Armenian community of New York. A number of economic and political issues were discussed. The Prelate called upon the meeting participants to take an active role in strengthening Karabakh’s statehood and emphasized that the fate of spiritual and cultural identity of Armenia’s was being decided in Karabakh.
President Sahakian’s delegation left for Detroit Sunday.

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