NKR REPRESENTATIVE VISITS CALIFORNIA
Delivers a Community Briefing and Lecture on Artsakh
For Immediate Release ~ October 3, 2011
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On September 30, 2011, NKR representative Robert Avetisyan arrived in San Francisco, California, to participate in the community briefing “Nagorno Karabakh’s Right to Self-Determination”. The briefing was organized by the Northern California Regional Council of the Armenian Assembly of America (AAA) and local St. Vardan’s Cultural Committee. The AAA Executive Director Bryan Ardouny briefed the audience about the activity of Washington-based Armenian lobbying organizations, while Andrew Lyons, VP of the HALO Trust organization, presented on the ongoing project of clearance of landmines and unexploded ordnance in Artsakh implemented by the HALO Trust.
In his speech, Artsakh’s Representative touched upon the history of proclamation of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic in September 1991. He stressed the importance of the historic decision, and underlined that the people in Artsakh had enjoyed their right for self-determination in full compliance with then acting Soviet legislation and international norms. Representative has also highlighted the republic’s democratic and economic achievements , as well as explained the remaining challenges. An intensive Q&A followed the speakers’ presentations covering various topics around Artsakh.
On the next day, Robert Avetisyan has met with the professors and students of the University of California, Berkeley. A lecture “The Independent Nagorno Karabakh Republic, Artsakh: The First Twenty Years of Challenges and Achievements” was sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program and the Institute for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies. Avetisyan presented the historical, legal and moral preconditions for establishment of the NKR, as well as described the present situation in the republic, and the development prospects.
After the lecture and Q&A session, the audience watched a brief documentary on Artsakh.
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