YEREVAN (Yerkir)–The president of the Republic of Nagorno Karabagh Arkady Ghoukassian visited the ARF Simon Vratsian Center yesterday to meet with ARF Bureau member Vahan Hovhanissian–Supreme Body member Armen Rustamian and Head of ARF’s block in parliament Aghvan Vartanian.
Discussions during the two hour meeting focused on the Karabagh conflict resolution process–and issues tied to the present situation in Karabagh; the participants specifically stressed the necessity for Karabagh to actively participate and play a major role in negotiations–and agreed to further coordinated efforts toward that end.
Detailed information about the upcoming November telethon for the completion of the North-South highway was presented. Ghoukassian expressed great appreciation for ARF’s recent $100,000 donation to this project. The ARF stated that it stands ready to provide broad assistance in making the November telethon a success. The importance of increased participation by Armenia’s business and public sectors was emphasized.