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 A symbolic place was chosen for signing the Declaration. In 2002, the school in Shekher was built thanks to the donations by Karpis Nikoghosyan representing the Armenian community of Arnouville. The school is called after his parents Nikoghos and Hermine Nikoghosyans.

            The French delegation comprised Member of the National Assembly of France, Vice-Chairman of the France-Artsakh Friendship Circle François Pupponi, former Chairman of the Friendship Circle, former MP François Rochebloine, representatives of the Armenian community of Arnouville, headed by Mayor Pascal Doll. Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh Masis Mayilian, senior staff members of the Ministry of Justice, Chairwoman of the NA Standing Committee on Defense, Security and Rule of Law Janna Galstyan, head of the Martuni regional administration Mher Ohanyan, head of the Shekher community Mkhitar Mangasaryan, school teachers and villagers attended the event.

            The cooperation is aimed at promoting the development of bilateral relations and deepening the relations in the spheres of education, culture, and sports.

            Mayor of Arnouville Pascal Doll welcomed the participants in Armenian. Many Armenians, who survived the Armenian Genocide, settled in this French town and, like great singer Charles Aznavour, they are both Armenian and French. According to the Mayor of Arnouville, the struggle for the independence of the Artsakh people is also the struggle of the French people, and as a result of that struggle, the Republic of Artsakh will achieve its international recognition. He wished all the best to the residents of Shekher and longevity to the France-Artsakh friendly relations.

            The signing of the Declaration of Friendship was really a great event for the Shekher inhabitants. Community leader Mkhitar Mangasaryan expressed his gratitude on this occasion, noting that friendship is based on human values and democracy. He also expressed his gratitude to the French people for their multi-year support for Artsakh. According to the Mayor, it will be possible to cooperate in different spheres, to develop joint programs, and to exchange experiences.

            Following the signing of the Friendship Declaration, a great friend of Artsakh, Francois Rochebloine, delivered a speech. After welcoming the attendees, he addressed the schoolchildren, noting that they are to build the future of the country, to keep and multiply today's achievements. He expressed his deep human and friendly feelings towards Artsakh. In fact, Arnouville became the 13th town to sign a Declaration of Friendship with Artsakh. Friendship relations were also established between the towns of Shushi and Saint Etienne. These ties are important not only for Artsakh communities, but also for France. “Today, I am not a Member of the National Assembly of France, but I will continue struggling, together with Mr. Pupponi, that one day the French Republic recognizes the Republic of Artsakh", said Rochebloine.

            Member of the National Assembly of France, Vice-Chairman of the France-Artsakh Friendship Circle François Pupponi expressed his admiration for the Artsakh people - the people living and working here are worthy of admiration, because they protect the principles based on universal values, protect what belongs to them. He expressed his great desire that the children of the warring country live in lasting peace. He is confident that France, as a cradle of democracy and humanism, will continue struggling for the rights of the Artsakh people.


Ruzan Ishkhanian




Politics Tue, 23 Oct 2018 17:21:59 +0000

 The initiator was the head of state, aiming to get acquainted with the problems of the missing freedom fighters’ relatives once again before the 20th anniversary of the Union, as well as to discuss some proposals that had been previously presented by the Chairwoman of the Union. 

“The uncertainty of the missing freedom fighters’ fate is a tragic page in the history of Artsakh. The authorities of the country have always responded to the problems raised by the organization’s leadership and will continue to do so in the future. In this regard, there is no better way of helping you and coping with your grief together with you. Financial means have never been and will never be an obstacle for us to carry out searching works and to implement more productive activities", said President Sahakyan.

In turn, Chairwoman of the Union Vera Grigoryan briefed on the organization’s activities for the recent years, noting that the multi-year searches had not given any results in many cases.  The NGO has implemented different works since its formation, but many people still expect for final results. The Union Chairwoman expressed her gratitude to the Artsakh authorities and all those who had supported the activities of the organization in every possible way.

The President was accompanied by Head of the President’s Office Marat Musayelian. 


Laura Grigoryan





News Tue, 23 Oct 2018 12:58:02 +0000
Address to the “Union of Relatives of Missing in Action Freedom Fighters” NGO on the occasion of its 20th anniversary“union-of-relatives-of-missing-in-action-freedom-fighters”-ngo-on-the-occasion-of-its-20th-anniversary“union-of-relatives-of-missing-in-action-freedom-fighters”-ngo-on-the-occasion-of-its-20th-anniversary Artsakh Republic President…

The address runs as follows:
"Dear friends,
Today we mark the 20th anniversary of the "Union of Relatives of Missing in Action Freedom Fighters" non-governmental organization; we mark it with deep feelings.
Above all, we suffer from the pain and sorrow for those who are not with us today, who never hesitated even for a moment to stand for the defense of the Motherland and native people, and have become the missing in action.
Due to your daily painstaking work, activity directed towards the development and prosperity of the Motherland, you continue worthily the unfinished deeds of your sons, brothers, and husbands, greatly contribute to the state-building process of Artsakh, solution of various issues and problems our country faces. 
For all that, we are thankful to you and proud of your ability to find strength, square your shoulders that have been stooped under the grief, unite and together, with joint efforts, continue living and creating for the sake of strengthening and making the free and independent Artsakh prosperous.
I wish all of you peace, robust health, and greatest success in your patriotic activity".




Official Tue, 23 Oct 2018 05:29:27 +0000