VALENCE — On 17 May the delegation of the Artsakh Republic headed by President Bako Sahakian arrived in France for a working visit. The NKR delegation comprises foreign minister Karen Mirzoian, health minister Harutyun Koushkian, deputy head of the NKR President’s office David Babaian, NKR permanent representative to France Hovhannes Gevorgian.

On 18 May President Sahakian visited the Drôme department in Southeastern France and in its capital Valence met with members of the Regional Council headed by chairman of the council Patrick Labaune

A wide range of issues related to deepening relations between Drôme department and Artsakh were discussed during the talks

Cooperation agreements between the department of Drôme and Artsakh, Valence and Stepanakert were signed during the meeting

Artsakh Republic President was granted the title of Drôme department honorary citizen and handed in the appropriate certificate

President Sahakian noted the significance of cooperation with Drôme department and its center expressing confidence that it would convey a new impetus to bilateral relationship and have a tangible contribution to strengthen them in the future

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to France Vigen Chitechian was present at the meeting.

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