NKR President Meeting


Azat Artsakh – Nagorno Karabakh Republic (NKR)
22 Oct 04

On October 20 NKR president Arkady Ghukassian met with the members of
the British Group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union headed by the
British MP of the House of Commons Gordon Marsden. During the meeting
Arkady Ghukassian emphasized that the visit of the British members of
parliament is a good opportunity for the government and the people of
Nagorni Karabakh to convey to the international community their
position and true information on the developments taking place in the
republic. The president presented the British parliamentarians with
the achievements of NKR in the sphere of protection of human rights
and in building democratic state based on the rule of law. At the same
time Arkady Ghukassian emphasized the importance of providing
necessary conditions for the activity of the non-governmental sector
of the republic as one of the important links in a civil
society. Speaking about the standpoint of official Stepanakert on the
main principles of the settlement of the Karabakh conflict, Arkady
Ghukassian said the NKR government is for inadmissibility of
resumption of military actions and security of the population. At the
same time the president confirmed the commitment of the authorities to
further economic developmentof the republic and achievement of a
decent life for the people of Nagorni Karabakh. According to him, this
will by all means have a positive effect on the promotion of
democratic processes in the republic. Gordon Marsden said the visit of
the British group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union to Nagorni Karabakh
allowed getting more precise information on the life in the
republic. At the same time, according to Mr. Marsden, the aim of the
visit was to determine the possibilities of the international
organizations’ aid for settlement of humanitarian problems and
development of democracy and civil society in Nagorni Karabakh.