December 4, 2013

Schiff Meets with Artsakh Parliament Speaker Ashot Ghoulian

U.S. Representative Adam Schiff (left) meets with Speaker of the Artsakh Parliament Ashot Ghoulian (right) at his Washington office, Dec. 4

WASHINGTON—Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA), the lead sponsor of the Armenian Genocide Resolution in Congress, met with Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh Republic) Parliament Speaker Ashot Ghoulian on Wednesday in his Capitol Hill office.

Schiff and Speaker Ghoulian exchanged views on a wide variety of issues, including the status of the Minsk process, the development of the Artsakh economy, demining efforts,  and the importance of continued U.S. assistance to Artsakh, both for economic reasons and as a reaffirmation of American support for Artsakh.  Speaker Ghoulian invited Congressman Schiff to visit the Nagorno Karabakh Republic and Schiff indicated his strong desire to return to Artsakh and that he will pursue a CODEL with other friends of Artsakh and Armenia.

During the meeting, Ghoulian presented Schiff with a medal commissioned to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Artsakh’s liberation movement.

“It was wonderful to meet again with Speaker Ghoulian to discuss Artsakh and how the United States Congress can support peace and economic development there,” said Rep. Schiff. “I hope to visit Artsakh soon to assess the situation and to review our assistance programs and other efforts to strengthen the NKR.”

         
       Kantsasar Weekly  Diario Armenia