ArmInfo. Artsakh is in a rather difficult situation now, "like an injured man treating his injuries", Artsakh FM David Babayan told a news conference in Stepanakert on January 19.
Last year as a year of recovery after the heavy blow of the 2020 war.
According to him, Artsakh's traditional foreign policy priorities remain unchanged, and Stepanakert has continued its efforts to defend its interests on different platforms.
Last year, Artsakh circulated 20 documents in the OSCE, 5 in the UN, four in the Council of Europe. Overall, 39 documents were circulated, which is highly important.
"We have been closely following Azerbaijan's steps and statements, and none of the diplomatic attacks against our country has remained unanswered. We defended our interests," Mr Babayan said. In this context, he highlighted the importance of close cooperation with Armenia and with the Armenian Diaspora.
He stressed the importance of Nagorno-Karabakh remaining an international person to show the world Artsakh does exist and can decide its own fate and send signals to the world.
As regards Artsakh's foreign policy priorities, Mr Babayan pointed out that the Artsakh foreign office will continue defending Artsakh's interests on all platforms.
"A priority task remains international recognition of Artsakh's independence, strengthening ties with the Armenian Diaspora, settlement of the Azerbaijani-Karabakh conflict and, as I have said, our remaining an international entity. These are the main aspects of our foreign policy, which have always been our priorities, and have acquired even greater importance after the Azerbaijani aggression in 2020," Mr Babayan said.
The Arstakh foreign office is carrying out large-scale work without advertising it.
"Numerous meetings are being organized. The most important is achieving results," he said.
As to international agencies' response to documents, Mr Babayan gave an affirmative answer. He points out Azerbaijan hysterical reaction to such documents.
"All our documents deals with some sensitive issues - humanitarian ones, those related to POWs in Baku, to a cultural genocide being committed by Azerbaijan, as well as different political ones. That is, they are producing an effect, and we will continue for Artsakh's voice to be heard," Mr Babayan said.