Respected participants of the conference,
I welcome all of you in the Artsakh soil and congratulate on the beginning of the "Legal, political and historical bases of the NKR formation" international conference.
Holding such representative events in our republic has become a tradition which is welcome and shows continuous interest of different countries and highly authoritative scientific-analytical centers towards Artsakh.
The fact that this conference has been organized by the state commission on organizing and coordinating celebrations dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the NKR's formation and Artsakh's Alma Mater shows also the interest of our authorities and scientific-educational sector in establishing constant ties with corresponding Armenian and foreign institutions dealing with the Karabakh issue.
The topics to be discussed during the conference have both scientific and political significance encompassing different issues related to the Artsakh statehood, Azerbaijani-Karabagh conflict settlement and processes taking place in the regional and global arenas. Looking to the problems from this viewpoint will enable to have a more profound view of the situation and predict possible developments more precisely.
I am sure that the conference will carry out its mission successfully and will further strengthen and widen cooperation between political and analytical circles.
I wish you efficient work and all the best.
Stepanakert, May 20, 2011.