On 4 September President Bako Sahakyan held a working meeting with members of the central apparatus of the ministry of foreign affairs of the Republic of Armenia, heads of diplomatic and consular missions of Armenia abroad. A wide range of issues related to foreign policy of the two Armenian states were discussed at the meeting. According to the Head of the State foreign policy is a strategic sphere where cooperation between Armenia and Artsakh is an imperative. Bako Sahakyan noted that since the last meeting almost a year ago a palpable progress has taken place in this field. However, in spite of this positive sign the last geopolitical developments in the region demand to further deepen the cooperation bring it into a qualitative higher level as well as elaborate new mechanisms and approaches.
The President of the Nagorno Karabagh Republic reiterated the position of official Stepanakert to settle the conflict exclusively by peaceful means through direct negotiations between the parties to the conflict. "The independence of Artsakh does not have alternatives and cannot be a matter of speculations," underlined the President.
NKR foreign minister Georgy Petrossyan partook at the meting.