On 18 February President of the Nagorno Karabagh Republic Bako Sahakyan Bako Sahakyan convoked a working consultation on summing up the activities of the NKR foreign ministry in 2008 and action plan for the year of 2009.
NKR foreign minister Georgy Petrosyan, permanent representatives of the republic abroad and the head of International Cooperation Center under the foreign ministry delivered reports.
In his speech the Head of the State touched upon issues that should become the basis for further activities of the republic's foreign ministry. The President gave some instructions to solve these issues in an effective way.
In particular, it is necessary further strengthen ties between the ministry's central apparatus and the permanent representation missions, reorganize the work of the missions deepening and widening cooperation with local Armenian communities, political and analytical circles of the host states.
Bako Sahakyan also spoke about the fundamentals of the NKR's foreign policy, which are balanced and multidirectional foreign policy, commitment to peaceful settlement of the Azerbaijani-Karabagh conflict, restoration of the full-fledged negotiation format with full participation of Artsakh as party to the negotiation.
The President once again underlined that independence and security of Artsakh are exclusive values and cannot be doubted.
The head of the Office of the NKR President, secretary of the security council Marat Mousaelyan, senior officials of the Office of the President and the foreign ministry partook at the consultation.