Artsakh President Bako Sahakian addresses members of Congress on Capitol Hill on Wedneday
ANCA Welcomes Artsakh President Bako Sahakian’s Powerful Message of Peace and Prosperity at U.S. Capitol, where the 30th Anniversary of the Artsakh Movement was marked
WASHINGTON—In a first-ever visit to the U.S. Capitol by an Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) head of state, President Bako Sahakian delivered a powerful pro-peace and prosperity message to the American people, thanking U.S. legislators for ongoing aid programs and encouraging continued U.S. leadership toward a durable, democratic resolution of outstanding Artsakh-Azerbaijan status and security issues, reported the Armenian National Committee of America.
“Our people are building an independent, sovereign, democratic state and civil society,” said President Sahakian. “We are committed to these ideas consciously. They have been inherited from generation to generation, constituting part and parcel of the Armenian civilization.”
Citing Artsakh’s democratic and economic progress over the past 25 years, President Sahakian noted “Representatives of numerous countries, including the United States, who periodically visit Artsakh, carry out observation missions in various elections also point to our achievements registered on this path. Artsakh people have earned the right to become a full member of the international community and to be integrated into the civilized world.”