Armenian President, UN chief discuss cooperation, Karabakh

Armenian President, UN chief discuss cooperation, Karabakh

PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan met Friday, Sept 26, with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the sidelines of the 69th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

The two men discussed UN-Armenia cooperation, including on the issue of the Post-2015 Development Agenda and exchanged views on the Nagorno Karabakh peace process and the role of the international community.

The Secretary-General congratulated the Armenian people on the recent 23rd anniversary of national independence.

President Serzh Sargsyan also visited St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral in New York and laid flowers to the Armenian Genocide memorial.

He later held a meeting with the representatives of the Armenian communities in New York and New Jersey during a working dinner hosted by Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern).

The conflict between Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan

The conflict between Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan broke out as result of the ethnic cleansing launched by the Azeri authorities in the final years of the Soviet Union. The Karabakh War was fought from 1991 (when the Nagorno Karabakh Republic was proclaimed) to 1994 (when a ceasefire was sealed by Armenia, NKR and Azerbaijan). Most of Nagorno Karabakh and a security zone consisting of 7 regions are now under control of NKR defense army. Armenia and Azerbaijan are holding peace talks mediated by the OSCE Minsk Group up till now.

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