YEREVAN, May 23. /ARKA/. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan met Friday in Stepanakert with newly elected President of the Republic of Artsakh Arayik Haroutunyan, the press office of the Armenian government reports.
After congratulating once again Haroutunyan on his election as President of the Artsakh Republic, Pashinyan said that truly impressive events took place yesterday, impressive in terms of content. He is quoted by the government’s press office as saying that that the atmosphere was very good in Artsakh.
“We need to build effective ties of interaction, considering that all necessary prerequisites are in place for effective cooperation between Armenian and Artsakh authorities,” the premier said.
Arayik Haroutunyan, in response, thanked Nikol Pashinyan for attending the inauguration ceremony and for the kind remarks and thoughts he expressed.
“They were sincere words of a leader, I consider all this in the realm of concern and advice, and I want to state today that I am ready to share the burden and deal with the problems facing the Armenian people and Armenia. Thank you for your participation,” the newly sworn in President of Artsakh said. “I definitely agree with you, Mr. Prime Minister. Our nation should be considered as one and a whole – no people of Armenia, no people of Artsakh – there is an Armenian nation, and proceeding from this very principle, we must develop this atmosphere of consolidation. Owing to such preconditions available in Artsakh not only in moral and psychological terms, but also in terms of economic development, we can succeed in implementing social and repatriation programs through joint efforts.”
The meeting was continued in the presence of Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Masis Mayilyan, foreign ministers of Armenia and Artsakh.