California Delegation Arrives in Artsakh

California officials and ANCA-WR representatives meet with President Bako Sahakian and his cabinet

STEPANAKERT—The delegation of state and local officials from California, who are being accompanied by leaders of the Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region,  on Sunday arrived in the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, where they were greeted by the President Bako Sahakian and other cabinet members.

During a meeting at the presidential office, the sides discussed strengthening of relations between the State of California and Artsakh, specifically within the economic and cultural spheres as well as to development of democratic institutions.

Sahakian stressed that the Nagono-Karabakh Republic  was interested in expanding cooperation with California

On Monday, the delegation visited the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Parliament, where Speaker Ashot Ghulian hosted the delegation.

Issues related to the resolution of the Karabakh conflict were discussed, as were strengthening cooperation with legislative entities in California.

The delegation includes Assemblymembers Katcho Achajian, Cheryl R. Brown, Adrin Nazarian and Scott Wilk. A Los Angeles City Council delegation also visiting Armenia includes Bob Blumenfield and Paul Krekorian and staff.

The Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region played a key role in organizing the delegation visit to Armenia and was represented by its board chairwoman Nora Hovsepian and Executive Director Elen Asatryan.


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  1. Peter Musurlian said:

    Great to see such a substantial delegation of politicians. Kudos to the ANCA-WR for making it happen. From the reporting in the Asbarez, this Armenia & NKR visit, looks to have been well worth everyone’s time. The perspective the elected officials will now possess on Armenian issues, has been expanded immeasurably.

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