NKR: US Visit Of NKR High-Ranking Officials Continues


Azat Artsakh, Nagorno Karabakh Republic [NKR]
05 July 2006

On June 28 NKR Speaker Ashot Ghulian and Foreign Minister Georgy
Petrossian visiting Washington met with the Primate of the American
East Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church Archbishop Oshakan
Chaloyan. The speaker of the National Assembly of NKR thanked
Archbishop Oshakan Chaloyan for their constant assistance to Artsakh
and expressed hope that these warm relations and cooperation of the
past years will continue. On June 29 the NKR delegation met with US
House Representative Jim Kolby, House Appropriations Committee. The
NKR officials thanked the US Congress on behalf of the people
and government of NKR for their assistance to NKR. Presenting
the humanitarian problems in Artsakh, Ashot Ghulian and Georgy
Petrossian called for continuing assistance, involving new spheres,
namely democratic development, market economy and human rights. In the
afternoon Speaker Ashot Ghulian and Foreign Minister Georgy Petrossian
met with the president of Marshall Legacy Institute Perry Baltimore.

During the meeting they discussed problems related to the
implementation of mine clearance programmes in Artsakh and prospects
of cooperation in the humanitarian sphere.

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