On November 5, the Council of the City of Los Angeles, the U.S. State of California, distributed a resolution on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Artsakh Liberation Movement, adopted on September 7, 2018 Following is the unofficial translation of the resolution. Resolution WHEREAS, the City of Los Angeles is proud to recognize the 30th anniversary of the Artsakh liberation movement; and WHEREAS, 30 years ago, in February 1988, the people of Artsakh raised their voices for self- determination, liberation and democracy in the face of tyranny; and WHEREAS, from Stepanakert to Yerevan, they rallied for freedom and sovereignty against intolerance and foreign rule; and WHEREAS, the Republic of Artsakh declared its independence through a referendum held on December 10,1991,which was overwhelmingly approved by the people; and WHEREAS, through the course of the last three decades, the people of the Republic of Artsakh have shown tenacity and perseverance in the face of war, massacres, economic deprivation and other tremendous hardships; and WHEREAS, the Republic of Artsakh has stayed true and faithful to its citizens by remaining independent, while working to bring change and stability to the Caucasus region, and by holding free and fair elections and referendum that have been recognized as a model for the region; and WHEREAS, through the official action of the City Council on September 10th,2013, the City of Los Angeles recognized the sovereignty of the Republic of Artsakh, and called upon the United States government and the international community to do so as well: NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that by the adoption of this resolution, the City of Los Angeles honors the Republic of Artsakh and its citizens on the 30th anniversary of the founding of the ARTSAKH LIBERATION MOVEMENT, and recognizes the sacrifices, commitment and steadfastness shown by the people of the Republic of Artsakh in the face of extreme adversity, and declares December 10,1991 to be Artsakh Day in the City of Los Angeles; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the City of Los Angeles extends its best wishes to the Republic of Artsakh and its citizens for peace, prosperity and continued success, and calls upon the international community to give full recognition of the Republic of Artsakh as a free, independent, and sovereign state.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh Republic) welcomes the holding of a referendum in New Caledonia of France as another manifestation of peoples’ right to self-determination as enshrined in the UN Charter and a number of fundamental international documents. Recognition and implementation of this fundamental right is a norm in a democratic society. Regardless of the results, the holding of a referendum on independence in New Caledonia once again confirms that the realization of peoples’ right to self-determination is the most optimal way to solve such issues. The international recognition of the fact of realization of its inalienable right to self-determination by the people of Artsakh should become the basis for the settlement of the Azerbaijan-Karabakh conflict, which will deter the aggressive aspirations of Azerbaijan, ensure the irreversibility of the peaceful settlement of the conflict as well as regional stability and security.
On October 30, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh Republic) Masis Mayilian received the delegation headed by Member of the Belgian Federal Parliament Jean Jacques Flahaux. Read More
On October 22, Declaration of Friendship was signed between Shekher community of the Republic of Artsakh and Arnouville community of the French Republic. The Declaration was signed by head of the Shekher community Mkhitar Mangasaryan and Mayor of Arnouville Pascal Doll. Read More
On October 21, a Declaration of Friendship was signed between Shushi town of the Republic of Artsakh and Saint-Etienne town of France. The signing ceremony took place in the Town Hall of Shushi. Read More
On October 12, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh Masis Mayilian received the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia Arman Tatoyan. During the meeting, the sides exchanged views on a range of issues related to the human rights protection in Artsakh. They also discussed issues concerning the presentation and protection of Artsakh citizens՛ interests in corresponding international structures and the involvement of the Republic in the international human rights community. Read More
On September 21, the 'Days of Artsakh in France’ Festival was hosted in the French city of Aix-en-Provence. The events planned within the frameworks of the festival will last till October 13. Read More
On September 13, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh Republic) Masis Mayilian received the delegation of the US State of California, comprising California State Senator Anthony Portantino and the Mayor of Glendale Zareh Sinanyan. Read More
On September 13, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh Republic) Masis Mayilian received the delegation headed by Stephan Troebst, the Deputy Director of the Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO) at the University of Leipzig. Read More