On 23 November Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan arrived in Los Angeles with a working visit.
On 24 November the President partook in the "Telethon - 2013" Gala dinner party and delivered there a speech.
President Sahakyan presented the process of socioeconomic development in Artsakh, highlighted the Armenia-Artsakh-Diaspora trinity, touched upon issues related to construction of the Vardenis-Martakert highway, which is the main goal of the "Telethon-2013".
According to the Head of the State, the exploitation of the highway will immediately solve numerous socioeconomic and strategic problems, serve as a serious basis for the development and strengthening of the Martakert and Shahoumyan regions, as well as Artsakh in general.
The Head of the State also congratulated the participants on the 230th anniversary of the U.S. international recognition, indicating that it was one of the most pivotal victories of the nations' self-determination, as well as recognition of and respect towards human rights in the world history.