State Center for International Cooperation was set up in Karabakh

State Center for International Cooperation was set up in Karabakh

08-02-2008 12:01:09 – KarabakhOpen

By a decision of the NKR government the Center for International
Cooperation was set up within the ministry of foreign affairs. On
January 25 the ex-secretary general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Janna Krikorova was appointed director of the Center. On February 7 the
center was dedicated officially, and the heads of NGOs and journalists
were invited to the ceremony.

`The structure of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs supposes
establishment of various agencies whose activities are not related to
foreign policies but international relations. I know from my experience
at the ministry that we have some shortcomings here. We all know that
the NKR foreign ministry has two specific goals ` international
recognition of NKR and international relations ` independent from the
foreign policy. Proceeding from this, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
came up with an initiative to set up a Center for International
Cooperation, which was supported at the top level,’ Janna Krikorova
said.

Janna Krikorova, who has considerable experience of work with
international and non-governmental organizations says the NGOs of
Karabakh often encounter difficulties. `Many of them need
consultations, simplicity in interrelation between the government and
NGOs. Therefore, in the first year we intend to assess the experience
and needs of the NGOs which deal with international organizations. We
want to assess the dynamics of development of non-governmental
relations,’ Janna Krikorova says.

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