As it was reported, President of the Nagorno Karabagh Republic Bako Sahakyan is now in USA with working visit to take part in the annual fund rising organized by the "Hayastan" All-Armenian fund.
On 19 November Bako Sahakyan met at the central headquarter of the Armenian Relief Society (ARS) representatives of the ARS, Eastern USA Central Committee of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Party, Youth Union of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Party, Homentmen and "Hamazgayin" Cultural Union.
Issues related to different projects being carried out in the NKR, socioeconomic development of the republic and Artsakh-Diaspora relations were discussed during the meeting.
Bako Sahakyan underlined that new format of relations with different Diaspora organizations, in particular with the ARS, has already brought positive results. According to Bako Sahakyan the new format based on close cooperation between different Diaspora organizations and the government of the NKR is a solid guarantee of effective cooperation.
The need for deepening the Artsakh-Diaspora ties and giving them new impetus was mutually noted. Within this context President Sahakyan paid special attention to the issue of further strengthening ties between Diaspora youth and Artsakh, to the importance of frequent visits to Artsakh making them implicated with the development of the Motherland.
On November 19 NKR President Bako Sahakyan met president of the board of trustees of the Armenian Assembly of America (AAA) Carolyn Mugar, vice-chairman Anthony Barsamyan, executive director of the organization Bryan Ardouny and member of the board of trustees of the AAA Van Krikoryan.
Issues related to the current level of cooperation between the AAA and Artsakh and prospects of deepening and enlarging it.
Bako Sahakyan rated high the role of the Assembly in the development of Artsakh and support shown to it and noted that today it is necessary pay special attention to the development of science intensive technologies and education, as well as to preparation and training of different specialists.
After the meeting the Head of the State partook at the New England Annual regional meeting of the Armenian Assembly of America. The leadership of the Assembly at the head of chairman of the AAA's board of trustees Hirair Hovnanyan, representatives of Armenian community of Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts were present at the meeting.
Bako Sahakyan introduced to the participants current socioeconomic situation in the republic, recent developments in the Nagorno Karabagh conflict settlement process and answered questions raised during the meeting.
On November 19 President Sahakyan met a group of Armenian entrepreneurs from Massachusetts. A wide range of issues related to investments and realization of different projects in Artsakh were discussed at the meeting.
On the same day Bako Sahakyan met in Boston journalists from Boston Globe daily, Armenian Mirror Spectator and Hayrenik weekly newspapers.
The President gave answers to a wide range of issues related to the settlement of Azerbaijani-Karabagh conflict, recent development in the South Caucasian region, bilateral ties between the United States of America and the Nagorno Karabagh Republic, socioeconomic situation in the republic and Artsakh-Diaspora relations.
Head of the Artsakh Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church Archbishop Pargev, NKR finance minister Spartak Tevosyan and other officials partook at the NKR President's meetings in Boston.