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Visit to Artsakh titled as "Lori - Martakert: cooperation bridges" (30.07.2012)

From 28 to 29 July of this year, in the framework of the project on deepening economic and cultural relations among the marzes of RA and administrative regions of Artsakh the next in turn visit of Lori marz delegation to Artsakh took place.

In the framework of the project, several years long Lori marz and Martakert region realize events entitled “Lori-Martakert: cooperation bridges.”

The delegation, which includes heads of different regional organizations, intellectuals, employees of Vallex Group Companies in Armenia, headed by RA Lori governor Arthur Nalbandyan and led by the leader of Gugarats Eparchy of the Armenian Apostolic church Sepuh archbishop Chouljyan, first of all, visited Saint Savior Ghazanchetsots Church, where candle lightening ceremony and common prayer took place. Afterwards, the delegation went to Stepanakert, capital of Artsakh. Reception ceremony was organized, where the delegation was welcomed by the President of NKR Bako Sahakian. The members of the Government of Artsakh, the managers of Base Metals cjsc and other officials took part in the meeting. The president mentioned about the usefulness of the continuous deepening and expanding of the relations among the marzes of RA and the regions of Arstakh and its importance from the point of view of strengthening the inter Armenian relations. In this context, Bako Sahakian highly appreciated the investment of Lori marz, adding that Lori-Martakert cooperation has noticeable impact on social-economic development of Martakert. A number of issues concerning the life of the two Armenian states were also discussed.

The first day of the visit was concluded by the cultural program organized in Culture and Youth Palace of Stepanakert. The delegation from Lori marz was welcomed and the projects of deepening cooperation were emphasized by the Vice-president of NKR Ara Harutyunyan, the leader of Gugarats Eparchy Sepuh Chouljyan, Governer of Lori Arthur Nalbandyan, the Chairman of Vallex Group Companies Valeri Mejlumyan, General Director of Base Metals cjsc Artur Mkrtumyan, the Minister of Culture and Youth of NKR Narine Aghabalyan. During the concert, dancers of State Dance Ensemble of Stepanakert, young musician (player on kanon), 3rd prize winner of Classical Eurovision 2012 Narek Kazazyan, winner of Junior Eurovision 2010 Vladimir Arzumanyan and other talented artists performed on the stage. The ceremony was concluded by the performance of Vanadzor State Dramatic Theater named after Hovhannes Abelyan.

On the second day, the delegation of Lori went to Martakert region. In the regional center, Martakert city, the delegation was welcomed by the administrative head of the region Levon Chalyan. In one of the cereals base, seed filtering-disinfecting device presented to Martakert region from Lori marz was launched. In the Cultural Center of Martakert, where the majority of the audience was military garrison soldiers of Martakert, solemn ceremony took place, afterwards, the members of the delegation visited monument built in memory of the victims of Artsakh war and laid a wreath at the monument.

The delegation visited also Drmbon mining complex, where an honorary dinner took place with the participation of Italian sculptors, who participated in the sculpture international symposium taking place in Stepanakert for the second time and being sponsored by Base Metals cjsc. On the way back to Lori, the delegation also visited Dadivank monastic complex.



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