STEPANAKERT. – The Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) National Assembly (NA) on Saturday was the venue for a private conversation between NA speaker Artur Tovmasyan and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, which was then continued in an expanded format.
Tovmasyan spoke about the recent videoconference between the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan, emphasizing—in this context—the views expressed by the Armenian Foreign Minister on the need to respond to Azerbaijan's belligerent statements and the comprehensive security of the people of Artsakh—including ensuring their uninhibited and safe movement, the Artsakh NA informed Armenian News-NEWS.am.
Congratulating on the holding of national elections and being elected as a result, Mnatsakanyan stressed that this has shown yet again the determination of the people of Artsakh to build their future on the basis of the principles of fundamental human freedom and the democratic system.
Speaking about the settlement of the Karabakh conflict, Zohrab Mnatsakanyan noted that the authorities elected by the people of Artsakh are authorized with the mandate needed to advance the peace process, and that it is practically impossible to make real progress in this regard without the participation of the people of Artsakh. "The people of Artsakh have earned their right to live freely, and they are building their future with all responsibility and exercising their right to live freely," Zohrab Mnatsakanyan stressed.
The sides also discussed the implementation of the negotiation process under the conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic, parliamentary diplomacy, and cooperation between the two Armenian republics.