The 2021 was a special year for Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh), because it was a period of recovery from the severe catastrophe, the third Artsakh war with all its difficulties and problems. Artsakh Foreign Minister David Babayan said this at today's final press conference.
“Artsakh is still in a difficult situation as a wounded country, but we can state that the country is slowly moving from the resuscitation unit to the intensive care unit. It is important to get out of this difficult psychological state. Otherwise, it will be difficult to expect success in state building, especially in the field of foreign policy,” Babayan said.
According to the Artsakh Foreign Minister, in 2021 the Artsakh Foreign Ministry carried out its functions. “Of course, our traditional functions remained the same, other tasks were added to it,” he said.
“In general, we have tried to do everything to protect our interests in various international instances, so as not to be left out of geopolitical processes,” Babayan added, presenting important data.
“In 2021, we have distributed 20 documents in the OSCE, 15 in the UN and 4 in the Council of Europe. There were a total of 32 official announcements and comments. There were 88 official messages. I think this is a very active process, which we have implemented jointly with the Armenian Government, with the support of the Diaspora.
It is also important that we will continue to work closely with Mother Armenia and the Diaspora to maintain our intra-Armenian unity. Naturally, our questions and goals remain the same. It is the settlement of the conflict, the development of bilateral relations, the strengthening of our ties with different communities of the Diaspora. These are some of our important directions for 2021, and a new task has been added to it. It is the preservation of our geopolitical subjectivity to show that Artsakh exists, that we will control our destiny, and this is very important,” he said.
David Babayan briefly presented the activities of the Artsakh Foreign Ministry in 2022, stressed that they will continue to persistently defend the interests of Artsakh, sovereignty and independence, and strengthen relations with Armenia and the Diaspora by all means.
“For us, the most important direction will be the international recognition of Artsakh. This has been and will remain one of our most important issues. Naturally, the Azerbaijani-Karabakh settlement has been and will remain one of our important tasks,” Babayan stressed.