MEETING AT THE ARMENIAN CULTURAL CENTER IN CANADA
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
On September 23, a meeting with public representatives took place
at the Armenian Cultural Center in Canada. Member of the Canadian
Parliament Jim Karygiannis also participated in the meeting. The
parliamentarian, in particular, shared his impressions on the recent
presidential elections in the NKR, in which he had participated as
an international observer. Mr. Karygiannis noted that the elections
had been held at a high level, and in this regard, Artsakh could
be an example for many countries. According to the Deputy, he saw a
fully-formed and well-functioning state system.
NKR Permanent Representative to the USA and Canada Robert Avetisian
made a speech at the meeting, after which he answered the attendants’
questions related to the Azerbaijani-Karabakh conflict settlement and
the situation in the NKR. The issue of Ramil Safarov’s extradition
and pardon was also touched upon. The NKR Permanent Representative
expressed hope that the international community would take a more
principled position not only on this fact, but also on Azerbaijan’s
destructive policy in general.
The Azerbaijani party’s actions were criticized also by Jim
Karygiannis, who pledged to continue his efforts to ensure that the
political circles in Canada learn more about Artsakh and the real
situation in the Republic.