STEPANAKERT—The President of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Bako Sahakian told Voice of America that he has extended an invitation to the presidents of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairing countries, the US, France and Russia, to visit Artsakh.
“We believe leaders of co-chair countries cannot achieve serious success in addressing the fate of a country and its people, without direct interaction with the people of the country,” Sahakian told Voice of America in an interview, which was featured in a 10-minute documentary entitled “Karabakh: Peaceful life Amid the Ghosts of war.”
Within the documentary, Sahakian is quoted as thanking the political leadership of those states in the US, which have passed resolutions recognizing the right to self-determination of the people of Artsakh and its independence.
Sahakian also said that while the struggle to attain international recognition of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic may be complicated, but it is the only way through which the right to self-determination of its people will be affirmed.
The documentary chronicles the lives of the people of Artsakh, who live in the constant—and every day—threat of war and addresses the many facets of international efforts to negotiate a peaceful solution to the conflict.
“What the international community views as a region, for us is our sacred homeland,” says one Artsakh resident describing the possible detachment of the international community with the realities of the Artsakh and every-day struggles of its people.