On 30 May Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan together with President Serzh Sargsyan of the Republic of Armenia partook in the meeting of the "Hayastan" All-Armenian Fund Board of Trustees held in Yerevan.
According to President Sahakyan this format of meetings has already become a platform for discussing the programs of Pan-Armenian significant and outlining new priorities. President Sahakyan said that nowadays we faced qualitatively different problems, which should be resolved by implementing new strategic initiatives. Among such projects the Head of the State underlined the Vardenis-Martakert highway, which is the main link connecting Artsakh with Armenia in the northern direction and whose role is difficult to overestimate for the two Armenian states.
According to President Sahakyan the exploitation of the highway will immediately solve numerous socioeconomic and strategic problems; in particular, it will contribute to the development of the Martakert and Shahoumyan regions, amelioration of the demographic situation and will give a strong impetus for the development and strengthening of the entire Artsakh. Taking into consideration all these aspects the Artsakh Republic President proposed to include the improving and asphalting of the Vardenis-Martakert highway into the program of the "Telethon-2013". The proposal was accepted and included in the program of telethon.
On the same day the leaders of the two Armenian States partook in the 3rd session of the state commission on coordinating arrangements dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide