Nagorno-Karabakh Republic—or Artsakh—National Assembly (NKR NA) Speaker Ashot Ghulyan, who is in Washington, DC. on a working visit, on Tuesday met separately at the US Congress with congress members Linda Sanchez, Adam Schiff, David Cicilline, and US House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce.
Ghulyan highly praised the American Congress members’ impartial and courageous stand with respect to the settlement of the Karabakh-Azerbaijani conflict.
The interlocutors reflected on the prospects for expanding Artsakh-US relations, underscored the development of political and economic ties, and discussed the avenues for implementing social programs.
Separately, an event devoted to the 23rd anniversary of the NKR’s independence was held on the same day at the US Congress.
The Congress members who delivered remarks at the event primarily stressed the need for the NKR’s international recognition.
Ambassador of Armenia to the US Tigran Sargsyan, and NKR Permanent Representative to the US and Canada Robert Avetisyan also addressed the event.
Ashot Ghulyan was the keynote speaker. He highlighted that the only way to establish lasting peace and stability in the South Caucasus is through the international recognition of the de facto independence of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, and its endowment with international security guarantees.