On 2 April President of Artsakh Republic Bako Sahakyan visited the NKR foreign ministry and partook at the consultation dedicated to summing up the activities of the structure in 2012 and the 2013 action plan.
Foreign minister Karen Mirzoyan, responsible workers of the ministry's different departments delivered reports.
The Head of the State noted in his speech that during the reporting period the structure overall succeeded in solved the set tasks.
Touching upon the republic's foreign policy agenda, the President noted that it remained unchanged with the peaceful settlement of the Azerbaijani-Karabagh conflict, international recognition of the Artsakh Republic and the development of multilateral ties with different states remaining as the ultimate priorities. President Bako Sahakyan gave corresponding instructions for proper implementation of the activities in these directions.
The President underlined that the informational-propagandistic sphere was of particular importance for solving the foreign policy agenda super-tasks and the main stress here should be put on the dissemination of accurate and truthful information about our country and different spheres of its life as well as on intensifying struggle against the adversary's fake propaganda. The President emphasized that here we should abandon the position of reacting and be very proactive, the more so because we have all the moral, legal and political grounds for that.
Bako Sahakyan also considered significant the activation of our diplomatic activity in the field of external economic relations, which would also give an additional impetus to the socioeconomic development of the republic.
President Bako Sahakyan mentioned that the problems faced by the structure, the issues of improving working and social conditions of the staff would remain at the spotlight of the authorities.