On a visit to Los Angeles, Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan visited the Western Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church of North America and attended the Sunday Liturgy served at the Church of St. Ghevondats.
The President met with Primate, Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, a group of representatives of the Diocesan Council and the local Armenian community.
The meeting addressed issues covering the domestic and foreign policy of Artsakh, its social and economic development, the Azerbaijani-Karabakh conflict settlement and the Homeland-Diaspora ties.
President Sahakyan extended his gratitude to the Western Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church of North America for the consistent support to Artsakh, acknowledging their role in preserving the Armenian national identity in the Diaspora and enhancing the Motherland-Diaspora ties.
President Bako Sahakyan also visited the Armenian Relief Society (ARS) of Western USA Regional Executive Board and met with members of the organization at the head of chairwoman Sylva Poladyan.
The Artsakh state building process, its social and economic development, regional processes and Homeland-Diaspora ties were touched upon in a warm atmosphere.
President Sahakyan extended his gratitude to the Armenian Relief Society for the consistent support provided to Artsakh, pointing out the deep respect the organization enjoyed in Artsakh.