Artsakh President Says Stepanakert’s Inclusion in Talks Imperative

Nagorno-Karabakh Republic President Bako Sahakian

STEPANAKERT—On Feb. 19, President of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic Bako Sahakian visited the Karabakh Foreign Ministry and partook in a consultation summing up the activities of the ministry in 2013 and outlining plans for 2014.

Foreign Minister Karen Mirzoyan and representatives of the ministry’s different departments delivered corresponding reports.

The President noted in his speech that Artsakh Republic would further conduct comprehensive, balanced foreign policy based on compatibility with influential states and power centers.

According to Bako Sahakian, the destructive policy of Baku is the biggest hindrance in the way of the Azerbaijani-Karabakh conflict’s settlement, which also threatens maintenance of regional peace and stability.

Referring to the peaceful settlement process, President Sahakian underlined that Karabakh is committed to restoring the full-fledged negotiation format, making it clear that comprehensive settlement of the Azerbaijani-Karabakh conflict is impossible to achieve without full participation of Stepanakert at all stages of the negotiations.

Touching upon the international recognition process of the Artsakh Republic, the President noted positive developments, adding that it’s both inspiring and binding. Inspiring because it demonstrates that the recognition process of Artsakh is moving forward and at the same time laying foundations for the republic’s international recognition. It’s binding because the positive momentum needs to be maintained in the future.


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  1. Vindicated Man said:

    Stepanakert must participate, period. I don’t understand why people have to be told so.