On 18 September Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan received a group of participants of the "Shoushi- Hearth of Armenian Culture" international conference dedicated to the 500th anniversary of the Armenian typography.
At the beginning of the meeting Bako Sahakyan handed in the "Gratitude" medal to Hayk Kotanjyan, head of the Strategic Research Institute of the RA Ministry of Defense after Dr. Kanayan, for the services rendered to the NKR.
President Sahakyan expressed satisfaction with holding such international conference in Artsakh, particularly with the fact that it is taking place in the town of Shoushi.
The Head of the State noted that issues discussed at the conference are important for studying the role of Artsakh and Shoushi in the regional history, which in its turn affords much more opportunities for understanding the current situation, possible trends and developments.
A number of issues relating to the foreign and domestic policy of the republic were also touched upon.
NKR acting minister of culture and youth affairs Narine Aghabalyan and other officials partook at the meeting.