Artsakh signs cooperation agreement with France’s Dr么me department

On 17 May the delegation of the Artsakh Republic headed by President Bako Sahakyan arrived in France for a working visit. The NKR delegation comprises foreign minister Karen Mirzoyan, health minister Harutyun Koushkyan, deputy head of the NKR President鈥檚 office David Babayan, NKR permanent representative to France Hovhannes Gevorgyan.

On 18 May President Sahakyan visited the Dr么me department in Southeastern France and in its capital Valence met with members of the Regional Council headed by chairman of the council Patrick Labaune

A wide range of issues related to deepening relations between Dr么me department and Artsakh were discussed during the talks

Cooperation agreements between the department of Dr么me and Artsakh, Valence and Stepanakert were signed during the meeting

Artsakh Republic President was granted the title of Dr么me department honorary citizen and handed in the appropriate certificate

President Sahakyan noted the significance of cooperation with Dr么me department and its center expressing confidence that it would convey a new impetus to bilateral relationship and have a tangible contribution to strengthen them in the future

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to France Vigen Chitechyan was present at the meeting.

Emil Lazarian

鈥淚 should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.鈥 - WS