Artsakh will remain key priority on Armenia's foreign policy agenda – Zohrab Mnatsakanyan

10:55 • 19.05.18



Armenia's newly appointed foreign minister, Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, on Friday visited the Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) Republic to conduct talks with President Bako Sashakyan.

The meeting, attended also by Masis Mayliyan,  the country's foreign minister, addressed the country's foreign policy, and the cooperation between the two Armenian republics on a range of issues. At the end, Minister Mnatsakanyan responded to journalists.

Mr Minister, this is actually your first official visit, and your first official meeting with the president of the Republic. What did your discussion center on, and what were the issues considered?

We talked about the principles, and the significance of Artsakh for Armenia. Also, we addressed Artsakh's security and development.


We agreed that Artsakh is of common concern for all Armenians as one of the most important pillars of our identity characteristic of the history of this period. In that respect, it is our joint responsibility.


Anyone living in Artsakh feels that people here are in unique conditions – which isn't possible and permissible not to feel. These are unique conditions in the sense that people are facing a real hazard: an adversary and a physical security challenge. So our consolidation and united power concerns each and every of us. This is what makes it extremely important to be here to feel that spirit and responsibility.


Is that to say that Artsakh is going to be among our diplomatic priorities?

 

It has been, is and will always be. Up until the moment we are confident enough that Artsakh's security and development are on the regular track.  

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