SHOUSHI — President of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) Bako Sahakyan visited the town of Shoushi, on Friday.

The President participated in the official unveiling of a memorial stone to one of the famous commanders of the Artsakh war, commander of the Shushi Defense Region, holder of the First Degree Battle Cross Order, Colonel Vachagan Ishkhanyan.

The Head of the State stressed the importance of immortalizing the memory of the Artsakh Liberation war active participants from both political and moral perspectives.

President Sahakyan also took part iin a regional administration meeting to sum up the activities of 2013. Head of the regional administration Vladik Kasyan and representatives of corresponding departments delivered reports.

Bako Shakyan considered the development of Shoushi region and its administrative center, which has a pan-Armenian significance, among the issues of utmost importance, adding that such a feature requires additional responsibility for proper implementation of the planned activities.

Speaker of the National Assembly Ashot Ghoulyan, premier Ara Haroutyunyan and other officials took part in the events.

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