On 13 February President of the Artsakh Republic Bako Sahakyan arrived in the city of Pyatigorsk, administrative center of the North Caucasus Federal Region of the Russian Federation.
On the same day the Head of the State met leaders and representatives of business circles of the Armenian community of the Stavrapol region.
A wide range of issues related to strengthening and deepening relations between the Motherland and the Diaspora were discussed at the meeting.
The President subsequently attended the celebrations of Candlemas Day, which took place at the St.Sargis church of the Pyatigorsk city.
On 14 February President of the Artsakh Republic Bako Sahakyan met in the city of Pyatigorsk representatives of the Armenian communities of the South of Russia.
During the meeting the Head of the State introduced the current situation in Artsakh, socioeconomic development of the republic as well as the current stage and prospects of the Azerbaijani-Karabagh conflict settlement. Special attention was paid to issues related to the development of the Motherland-Diaspora relations. Deepening these ties, as Bako Sahakyan underlined, would have a positive effect both on strengthening the independent Armenian statehood and on the consolidation of the Diaspora and preserving its national identity.
Within this context the President noted the importance of the widening cooperation with Armenian communities of the North Caucasus Federal Region of the Russian Federation, particularly those of the Stavropol Region, qualifying them as promising.
Bako Sahakyan gave answers to a wide range of questions raised during the meeting.