On 26 November NKR President Bako Sahakyan gave an interview to the Armenian-Russian TV Network channel, the largest Armenian TV channel in the USA. The President gave answers to questions related to the settlement of Azerbaijani-Karabagh conflict, recent development in the South Caucasian region and Artsakh-Diaspora relations.
On the same day the Head of the State met members of the Southern California District Committee of the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) at the head of the committee's chairperson Vahe Imasdounian.
A wide range of issues related to cooperation between Artsakh and the Diaspora and preservation of the Armenian national identity were discussed at the meeting. Taking about the development of the Artsakh-Spyurk relations, Bako Sahakyan considered important to make them more organized and diverse as well as to establish a more stable connection with Artsakh. The President rated high the work of the AGBU's educational establishments in preserving Armenian national identity in the Diaspora.
Minister of Diaspora of the Republic of Armenia Hranoush Hakobyan, NKR finance minister Spartak Tevosyan and other officials partook at the meeting.
On 26 November President Sahakyan also met members of the Central Committee of the Ramkavar Azatakan Party Ara Aharounyan and Gevorg Grigoryan as well as chairmen of the party's Western USA and South America Regional committees Hakob Nazaryan and senator Sergio Nahabetian.
A wide range of issues related to socioeconomic situation in the republic, Nagorno Karabagh conflict settlement, further development of Artsakh-Diaspora ties were discussed during the meeting. The Head of the State considered important the necessity to make the participation of the Diaspora's political forces in the development of the Motherland more full-fledged and meaningful.
On the same day the President had meetings with philanthropists Jack Gilejian and Albert Boyajian. Issues related to the prospects of carrying out different projects in Artsakh.
On 26 November Bako Sahakyan visited Armenian Society of Los Angeles that unites Armenians who moved to USA from Iran.
The President met representatives of the board of trustees of the organization at the head of the board's chairman Vahan Gregor and members of the society. Bako Sahakyan introduced to the participants socioeconomic situation in the NKR, the Nagorno Karabagh conflict settlement process, talked about deepening Artsakh-Diaspora ties. President Sahakyan rated high the role of the Iranian Armenians in preserving Armenian national identity in the Diaspora, strengthening ties between Spyurk and the Motherland as well as in regional politics in the South Caucasian region. He urged members of the community to visit Artsakh more frequently.
Head of the Artsakh Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church Archbishop Pargev, Armenia's minister of Diaspora Hranoush Hakobyan, NKR finance minister Spartak Tevosyan and other officials partook at the meeting.
On the same day the President partook at the annual reception of the Knight Movement of the Armenian General Benevolent Union.
In his welcome address Bako Sahakyan touched upon development that took place in the NKR during the current year, the Artsakh-Armenia-Diaspora cooperation and the Nagorno Karabagh issue. Speaking about the Nagorno Karabagh conflict settlement the Head of the State underlined that this is a Pan-Armenian issue and a problem of every single Armenian. Only with everybody's participation it will be possible to find a just solution to this issue, said the President.