The President of the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh, Bako Sahakyan, personally extended his gratitude on behalf of his nation to the Armenian National Committee of Australia (ANC Australia) and to the state of New South Wales.
During a telephone call arranged between Sahakyan and ANC Australia Executive Director Vache Kahramanian, Sahakyan thanked ANC Australia for its efforts in leading the successful drive for NSW’s recognition of the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh and its people’s right to self-determination – the motion passed unanimously in the Legislative Council last week.
“We thank the Armenian National Committee of Australia and all those who took part in ensuring the recognition of the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh. We are convinced that the actions taken to support the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh in the past will continue in the same manner into the future. Such actions not only further resolve the rights of Nagorno Karabakh but also act in significantly raising the morale of our citizens,” Sahakyan said.
The motion which was unanimously adopted on Thursday 25th October acknowledges the 20th anniversary of independence for the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh, it supports the right to self-determination of its people, and it “calls on the Commonwealth Government [of Australia] to officially recognize the independence of the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh and strengthen Australia’s relationship with the Nagorno Karabakh and its citizens.”
Kahramanian assured President Sahakyan that “the Armenian National Committee of Australia and its network of organisations around the world will continue their advocacy efforts in ensuring the international recognition of Nagorno Karabakh.”
“Karabakh is always in our minds and the Armenian-Australian community has and we will always provide steadfast support to the government and people of this proud nation.”