Participants of the Annual Conference of MFA Apparatus and Heads of Diplomatic Service Аbroad met with the Staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Artsakh02 September, 2019
On September 2, the participants of the Annual Conference of MFA Apparatus and Heads of Diplomatic Service Аbroad of Armenia had a meeting with Masis Mayilyan, the Foreign Minister of Artsakh, and the staff of the Foreign Ministry.
Foreign Minister of Artsakh Masis Mayilyan delivered welcoming remarks and thanked Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan for holding a meeting in such format. "This event not only once again attests to the high level of cooperation between our two Ministries, but also to its progressive and consistent strengthening aimed at elaborating a coordinated policy on the issues of pan-Armenian importance," Minister Mayilyan noted.
Expressing gratitude to Minister Mayilyan and colleagues from the Foreign Ministry of Artsakh for the high-level organization of the visit of the Heads of Diplomatic Service Аbroad to Artsakh, Foreign Minister of Armenia Mnatsakanyan touched upon the agenda of the conference and topics discussed in Yerevan.
The Foreign Ministers highly appreciated the establishment of new formats of cooperation between the Foreign Ministries of Armenia and Artsakh in line with the plan of consultations signed between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs which envisages conducting regular consultations in 2019-2020 on the Artsakh issue, as well as issues of foreign policy interest.
The Heads of Diplomatic Service of Armenia and the staff of the MFA of Artsakh discussed in details the foreign policy priorities, the steps aimed at the engagement of Artsakh in international processes, exchanged views on a number of issues of the regional and international agenda.
With regards to Armenia's principled position on and approaches to the process of peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the Foreign Minister underscored: "We have repeatedly touched upon a very important issue, which relates to emphasizing and deepening Artsakh’s sense of ownership over the negotiations. In our argumentation we approach this as a very practical issue, because without the participation and engagement of Artsakh the actual practical progress is unrealistic.”
At the end of the meeting, the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Artsakh held a joint briefing with journalists.