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Masis Mayilyan met with congressmen in Washington and delivered a  speech in "The Center for the National Interest"

Masis Mayilyan met with congressmen in Washington and delivered a  speech in "The Center for the National Interest"

ArmInfo.Within the framework of the working visit to the USA, the delegation of the  Republic of Artsakh headed by Foreign Minister Masis Mayilian had  separate meetings with the leaders and members of the U.S.  Congressional Committees dealing with the Armenian-American agenda.

According to the press service of the NKR MFA, Masis Mayilian highly  appreciated the strong support of the U.S. lawmakers for the  continued struggle of the people of Artsakh for the sake of freedom,  peace and decent life in their homeland.

The participants of the meetings exchanged views on prospective  initiatives aimed at promoting the interests of Artsakh in the U.S.  Congress. The sides stressed the importance of continuing and  expanding the humanitarian programs in Artsakh through the assistance  of the United States, as well as the need to implement new  development programs.

At the request of the Congressmen, Masis Mayilian touched upon the  process of international recognition of the Republic of Artsakh, the  latest developments over the settlement of the Azerbaijan- Karabakh  conflict, the situation on the Line of Contact between the armed  forces of Artsakh and Azerbaijan, and the steps taken by the  authorities of the Republic for maintaining the ceasefire. In this  context, the U.S. Congressmen reiterated that they would continue  their activities aimed at ensuring stability in the  Azerbaijan-Karabakh conflict zone.

The Congressmen expressed readiness to continue their efforts aimed  at putting an end to the isolation of Artsakh and ensuring the  sustainable development of the Republic.

Deputy Chairman of the Standing Committee on Foreign Relations of the  National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh David Melkumyan, as well  as Permanent Representative of the Republic of Artsakh to the United  States and Canada Robert Avetisyan also participated in the meetings.

Foreign Minister of the Republic of Artsakh Masis Mayilian delivered  a speech in the Center for the National Interest think tank. The  event took place on the Chatham House rules.Representatives of some  Washington-based academic and expert institutions participated in the  event. Masis Mayilian answered the questions of the participants of  the meeting. 

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