According to a decree signed by President Arayik Haroutyunyan on Wednesday, Vitali Balasanyan has been appointed Secretary of the Security Council of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh).
On the occasion of this appointment, President Haroutyunyan received Balasanyan.
They discussed matters related to overcoming the current situation Artsakh and the latter’s internal and external security.
On November 9, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, and Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a joint statement on a complete cessation of hostilities— which Azerbaijan had launched on September 27—in and around Artsakh. Accordingly, Russian peacekeepers are deployed in the region to monitor the implementation of the ceasefire and the cessation of hostilities. But this statement also stipulates the handover of part of Artsakh lands to Azerbaijan.