On 15 August Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan met with members of the commission on the constitutional reforms under the NKR President. Issues related to the doctrine of the constitutional reforms were on the agenda of the meeting.
In his speech Bako Sahakyan underlined that the constitutional reforms are directed towards widening and strengthening protection of human rights and freedoms, improving judicial power and local self-governmental systems, consistent development of the direct democracy institute.
President Sahakyan mentioned that since its formation the commission had carried out extensive work and conducted comprehensive research, organized public discussions, took into consideration the experience of the Republic of Armenia and various developed countries in the field of constitutional reforms and submitted a proposal based on presidential system of governance.
"Taking into account the commission's viewpoint, the stance of the majority of political forces, our awareness of the public opinion preferences, which were reflected in results of polls conducted recently in our country, I accept the proposal, approve the constitutional reforms' doctrine and assign to the commission elaborate and present the project of the constitutional reforms within the set time period", underlined the President.
National Assembly chairman Ashot Ghoulyan, prime-minister Arayik Haroutyunyan and other officials were present at the meeting.