Vassily Atajanian Received A Delegation Headed By First Chairman Of

VASSILY ATAJANIAN RECEIVED A DELEGATION HEADED BY FIRST CHAIRMAN OF THE SLOVAKIAN NATIONAL COUNCIL FRANTISEK MIKLOSKO

Noyan Tapan
2012-02-13

On February 13, Acting Foreign Minister of the Nagorno Karabakh
Republic Vassily Atajanian received a delegation of representatives
of educational and business circles of the Slovakian Republic headed
by first Chairman of the Slovakian National Council Frantisek Miklosko.

During the meeting, Vassily Atajanian briefly introduced the history
of Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh), the origins of the Karabakh conflict,
the current stage of the negotiation process on the Karabakh conflict
settlement, and the position of official Stepanakert.

“Unfortunately, Nagorno Karabakh – a historical part of Armenia –
was forcedly included in the structure of the Azerbaijani Soviet
Socialist Republic. For the entire 75-year stay of Nagorno Karabakh
in the structure of Soviet Azerbaijan, Baku had conducted a policy
on expelling the native Armenian population from the region”, noted
the NKR Acting Foreign Minister.

He emphasized that after the USSR collapse the NKR people had declared
an independent state on a perfect legal basis and, having repelled
the aggression of Azerbaijan, had created a civilized and democratic
society.

Speaking of the conflict settlement process, Vassily Atajanian noted
the destructive position of official Baku, actually, undermining
the negotiation process. According to him, for achieving progress,
the basic issue should be resolved – to recognize the independent
status of Nagorno Karabakh.

Vassily Atajanian answered the guests’ questions related to the
regional processes and humanitarian issues in the context of the
Karabakh issue, as well as the situation in different spheres of the
NKR vital activity. The delegation members made specific proposals
on the realization of corresponding programs in the NKR.

Mr. Atajanian expressed his gratitude to Frantisek Miklosko and the
delegation members, as well as to the visit’s organizer – President of
the Forum of Armenian Associations of Europe Ashot Grigorian for their
consistent and open support of the Karabakh people’s just struggle
and granted them souvenirs, the NKR MFA Press Service informs.

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