Pashinyan in Artsakh to Head Armenia’s Security Council Session

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At the Stepanakert Airport, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan is greeted by Artsakh President Bako Sahakian

At the Stepanakert Airport, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan is greeted by Artsakh President Bako Sahakian

Armenia’s National Security Council will hold a session on Tuesday in Stepanakert, chaired by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, who traveled to Artsakh on Monday and was greeted at the airport by Artsakh President Bako Sahakian.

After the welcoming ceremony at the Stepanakert airport, Pashinyan and Sahakian held talks discussing a wide range of issues concerning the cooperation between the two Armenian republics.

The meeting continued in an enlarged format that included the participation of the Armenia’s Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and his Artsakh counterpart Masis Mayilyan, as well as the Armenia’s National Security Advisor Armen Grigoyan and his Artsakh counterpart Vitaly Balasanyan.

Both sides emphasized the importance of cementing and expanding closer cooperation between Armenia and Artsakh and the timely and proper implementation of strategic programs.

Details about the National Security Council meeting have not been publicizes, nor a reason has been given about why Armenia is holding this meeting in Artsakh. Pashinyan’s press service has announced that the Artsakh president will take part in Tuesday’s meeting.

Artsakh presidential spokesperson David Babayan told that details of the meeting will be publicized after its conclusion.

“This is a planned working visit not focused on anything extraordinary,” Babayan told

Pashinyan’s visit to Artsakh comes two days after the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmen issued a statement ahead of a proposed meeting between Pashinyan and the Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev.


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