On 21 November NKR President Bako Sahakyan held in New York a meeting with members of the governing board of the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) Nazareth Festikjyan, Sargis Jebejyan and Michael Anzouri.
Issues related to the current and future projects in Artsakh were discussed at the meeting.
The Head of the State rated high the role of the AGBU in the development of Artsakh and Armenia as well in preservation of Armenian national identity in the Diaspora.
On the same day President Sahakyan received entrepreneur and philanthropist George Pagoumyan and discussed with him prospects of carrying out different projects in the health protection sphere of Artsakh.
After that President Sahakyan visited the Eastern Coast Cilicia Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church and met head of the diocese Archbishop Oshagan Choloyan and representatives of Armenian community.
Bako Sahakyan introduced to the participants current socioeconomic situation in the republic, the current stage and prospects of the Nagorno Karabagh conflict settlement process and answered questions raised during the meeting.
On 21 November the President also held a meeting with James Tufenkian, president of the "Tufenkian" foundation.
Issues related to the projects being carried out in the NKR and particularly in the Kashatagh region and their prospects were discussed at the meeting. The Head of the State underlined the importance of carrying out comprehensive programs in the strategically important for Artsakh Kashatagh region. This will give a new impetus to the socioeconomic development of the region.
On the same day Bako Sahakyan partook in a dinner party in his honor that took place at the mansion of entrepreneur Andreas Roubinyan. Representatives of local Armenian community were present at the event.
Head of the Artsakh Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church Archbishop Pargev, NKR finance minister Spartak Tevosyan and other officials partook at the President's meetings in New York.