On 22 November President of the Artsakh Republic Bako Sahakyan visited the city of Montebello and met members of the city's council led by mayor William Molinari.
In his speech the Head of the State considered important the determination of Montebello's authorities to developing relations with Artsakh the best evidence of which has been the signing of the sister-city agreement with capital Stepanakert. Bako Sahakyan appreciated resolute stance of the city's authorities towards the recognition of the Armenian genocide.
Mayor Molinari in his turn presented the proclamation of the Montebello city council where he welcomed the Artsakh Republic President and members of the delegation led by him as well expressed readiness to deepen and widen relations with our country in every possible way.
Thereafter President Sahakyan visited Armenian center of Montebello and met representatives of the local Armenian community.
Bako Sahakyan rated high the role of this community in cementing the Motherland-Diaspora relations and helping Artsakh.
Primate of the Artsakh Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church Archbishop Pargev Martirosyan, consular general of the Republic of Armenia in Los Angeles Grigor Hovhannisyan, head of the Central information department of the Artsakh Republic President's Office Davit Babayan, NKR permanent representative to the USA Robert Avetisyan, chairman of the Artsakh Public TV and Radio company's board Norek Gasparyan and other officials partook at the meetings.