STEPANAKERT — Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) President Bako Sahakyan on Saturday received representatives of a delegation of the Armenian Foreign Ministry’s central apparatus and diplomatic corps headed by Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian.

Azerbaijani-Karabakh conflict settlement, other directions of Karabakh’s foreign policy, as well as the socioeconomic situation in the NKR were addressed during the meeting.

Sahakyan stressed the significance of such meetings, underlining that they offered opportunities to discuss various foreign policy issues, outline ways to solve them with joint efforts.

On MondayArmenian President Serzh Sarkisian had a meeting with the leadership of the central apparatus of the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the heads of Armenian diplomatic representations abroad. The President spoke about the most urgent issues on Armenia’s domestic and foreign policy agenda.

Serzh Sarkisian presented the current level of Armenia’s relations with partner countries and spoke about the perspectives. He referred to the process of settlement of the Karabakh issue in the format of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmanship and the situation 20 years after the establishment of ceasefire. The President emphasized the role of diplomacy in the process and attached importance to the everyday work of every diplomat present at the meeting.

President Sarkisian spoke about the need to unite the efforts of all Armenians to organize the events dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide on a proper level.

The President touched upon regional issues, Armenia-Turkey relations, the process of Armenia’s accession to the Customs Union and the economic relations in this context.

President Sarkisian attached importance to the support to Syrian Armenians and hailed the activity of the Armenian Embassy and the Consulate General in Syria.

Serzh Sarkisian stressed the importance of Armenia’s cooperation with the European Union and the continuous development and reinforcement of bilateral relations with EU member states.

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