On 13 October Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan arrived in the Kingdom of Belgium with a working visit.
On 14 October President Sahakyan partook in the 3rd Conference of the European Armenians launched in Brussels.
In his welcoming speech Bako Sahakyan considered important such events for our compatriots living in Europe, Armenian organizations functioning there, as well as for on-going strengthening and deepening their relations with the Homeland.
According to the President cooperation with different Diaspora organizations is of special significance for Artsakh and within this context particular attention has been focused on the European direction.
President Sahakyan underlined that the constantly developing and changing world dictated the necessity of making corresponding adjustments in the Diaspora-Artsakh cooperation, maintaining and further cementing elements of traditional cooperation, at the same time elaborating new directions and ideas.
Within this context Bako Sahakyan considered important carrying out coordinated work between Diaspora organizations and concerned structures of Artsakh and Armenia towards international recognition of Artsakh, establishment of bilateral relations, making Artsakh more recognizable, introducing our country as safe and stably developing country, proper presentation of the most attractive areas and projects for foreign investments, rapid response to the enemy's provocative policy based on falsehood and lie. President Sahakyan expressed gratitude to the Armenia-European Federation for Justice and Democracy and its head Kaspar Karapetyan for the organizing the event, qualifying it as an important patriotic undertaking.
Catholicos of the Armenian Apostolic Church's Great House of Cilicia Aram I, Primate of the French Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church Archbishop Norvan Zakaryan, Armenian National Assembly chairman Hovik Abrahamyan, NKR vice-premier Arthur Aghabekyan, foreign minister Karen Mirzoyan and other officials partook in the event.