Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic, Karen Mirzoyan visited the Basque Country Parliament, where he met with Parliament Speaker Bakartxo Tejeria Otermin, Information and Public Relations Department of NKR MFA informed.
During the meeting, Karen Mirzoyan briefed on the processes of state-building in the Nagorno Karabakh Republic and the international recognition of Artsakh, as well as referred to the current stage of the peaceful settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict. Views were exchanged on the possibilities and prospects for future cooperation between the legislative bodies of Artsakh and the Basque Country.
Karen Mirzoyan handed Bakartxo Tejeria Otermin the invitation of NKR National Assembly Chairman Ashot Ghulian to visit the Republic of Artsakh. Within the frames of his visit, Karen Mirzoyan also met with representatives of the political forces of the parliament. Touching upon the Motion about right to self-determination of Nagorno Karabakh adopted on the same day by the Basque Country Parliament, Karen Mirzoyan described it as a positive development and noted that it was yet another important manifestation of the international community’s support for the continuous efforts of the NKR to develop freely and independently. He noted that the Motion will contribute to the developing and fostering relations between the two friendly nations.
The same day, Karen Mirzoyan visited the city of Gernika, where he was accepted by Mayor of the city Jose María Gorroño. Karen Mirzoyan noted at the meeting that he represented a country, where peaceful civilians also fell victims to a vigorous war and paid tribute to the memory of the innocent victims of Guernica.
The NKR Foreign Minister also visited the sanctuary of the Basque people Gernikako Arbola (tree of Gernika), where the oath ceremony of the Lehendakari-Presidents of the Basque Country takes place.