Britain’s Baroness Cox, Karabakh Leader Discuss Aid


27 Jul 04


The president of the Nagornyy Karabakh Republic (NKR), Arkadiy
Gukasyan, today received a delegation led by the deputy speaker of the
British House of Lords, Baroness Caroline Cox.

According to Arminfo, the NKR presidential press service quoted Cox as
saying with satisfaction that since her last visit to Nagornyy
Karabakh, positive changes have taken place in establishing a true
democratic and civic society here, as well as in restoring the economy
destroyed in military operations. According to Cox, she respects very
much the Karabakh people and their achievements on the way of
independence. At the same time, Cox said that a charity organization
called HART had been established under her patronage. It has offices
in Britain and the USA and will be involved in humanitarian aid to the
population of various countries, including Nagornyy Karabakh.

In turn, Gukasyan thanked Cox for her constant attention to Nagornyy
Karabakh and active participation in the NKR people’s aspiration to
build a modern democratic state. At the same time, he expressed his
confidence that Cox’s understanding of the just position of the NKR
people and leadership on the basic principles of the conflict
settlement has made a noticeable contribution to the formation of a
relevant attitude by the international community to the essence of the
problem and ways of settling it.