NKR Leader, British MPs Discuss Situation in Karabakh


Artsakh State TV, Stepanakert
21 Oct 04


NKR (Nagornyy Karabakh Republic) President Arkadiy Gukasyan received
members of the British interparliamentary union lead by a member of
the House of Commons, Gordon Marsden, on 20 October.

During the meeting, the NKR president underlined that the visit of
British parliament members was a good opportunity for the people and
leadership of the NKR to inform the international community about
processes going on there.

President Gukasyan filled the British parliamentarians in on the NKR’s
achievements in building democracy based on the rule of law. Arkadiy
Gukasyan noted the importance of creating appropriate conditions for
developing the NGO sector in the republic as a key component of civic

Touching upon the principles of the Nagornyy Karabakh conflict
settlement, the NKR president underlined that the most important goal
for the NKR authorities was to prevent the resumption of military
operations and provide the security of the Nagornyy Karabakh

The NKR president also reassured the visitors of his adherence to the
further development of the NKR economy and creation of decent living
conditions. Gukasyan said this would have a positive impact on the
process of democratization in the NKR.

For his part, Gordon Marsden said that the visit to Nagornyy Karabakh
helped them get more detailed information about the life in the
republic. He also noted that the goal of the visit was to find about
the possibilities for international organizations to implement
humanitarian projects and strengthen civic society in Nagornyy
Karabakh, which became possible after meetings with representatives of
NGOs of the republic.

(Video showed the meeting)