December 14, 2012 - 19:34 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Consular Service of Artsakh Republic Ministry of Foreign Affairs granted an entry visa to the 15000th tourist of 2012, citizen of the Australian state of New South Wales 24-year-old Nguyen David Hung.
In this respect, NKR MFA Chief of Staff Semyon Afiyan handed a Visitor’s Certificate and other memorable gifts to Nguyen David Hung.
According to the NKR MFA Consular Service, the number of visitors to the republic increased by more than 33 % in January-November 2012, as compared to the same period of 2011, NKR MFA pres service reported.
The Legislative Council of the New South Wales Parliament adopted a resolution recognizing the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh and the right to self-determination of its Armenian people, who declared independence from an oppressive Azerbaijan 20 years ago.
The motion, which was unanimously adopted Oct 25, comes after many months of advocacy from the ANC Australia. It was introduced to the Chamber by the Hon. Marie Ficarra MLC, who was been a long-standing supporter of Armenian issues.
The motion acknowledges the 20th anniversary of independence of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic, it supports the right to self-determination of its people, and it “calls on the Commonwealth Government [of Australia] to officially recognize the independence of Nagorno Karabakh and strengthen Australia's relationship with the Nagorno Karabakh and its citizens”.