On 24 November Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan visited the Fresno city in California.
The President laid wreaths to the memorial of the 1915 Genocide victims being built in the city, to the monument of prominent writer William Saroyan and to the tomb of outstanding Armenian national-liberation movement figure Soghomon Tehlerian.
On the same day the President visited the Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Armenia and met with Honorary Consul Perch Abgaryan and representatives of the local community.
Issues related to the implementation of different programs in Artsakh were discussed during the meeting. The President touched upon also domestic and foreign policy of the NKR, the Azerbaijani-Karabagh conflict settlement and regional processes as well as answered questions raised by the attendees.
Bako Sahakyan rated high the input of the Armenian community of Fresno in assisting Artsakh and added that being one of the most significant Armenian communities Fresno had a tangible role in the process of strengthening the Motherland-Diaspora ties, maintaining the Armenian national identity in the Diaspora and developing the Armenian-American relations.
Vice-premier Arthur Aghabekyan, ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to the USA Tigran Sargsyan and other officials partook in the event.