From left to right: Narek Alexanian, Artin Kasumyan, Gor Mkrtchian, John Evans, Carey Cavanaugh, Thomas Graham, Robert Avetisyan, Lucine Musaelian, Nune Garipian, and Arthur Kasumyan

Yale Armenian Club Students Organize Panel on Artsakh


NEW HAVEN, Conn. — On April 3, the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh Republic) to the United States Robert Avetisyan addressed the discussion entitled “Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan: the Prospects of Breakthrough in the Negotiation Process” held in the Yale University. The discussion was initiated by the Yale Armenian Network of the university.

Former US Ambassador to the Republic of Armenia John Evans and former US Co-Chairperson of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Minsk Group Carey Cavanaugh also participated in the event.

The discussion was moderated by the University’s Senior Research Fellow, co-director of the Russian Studies Program and former Adviser to the US President (2004-2007) Thomas Graham.

From left, John Evans, Carey Cavanaugh (Former U.S. Co-Chair to the OSCE Minsk Group), Thomas Graham and Robert Avetisyan

In his speech, Avetisyan briefed on the position of the Republic of Artsakh on the settlement of the conflict between Azerbaijan and Karabakh and touched upon the current situation in the negotiation process, noting the need to create conditions for its intensification.

In this context, Avetisyan emphasized that for ensuring progress in the peaceful settlement of the conflict the trilateral format of the negotiations should be restored, with the full-fledged participation of Artsakh at all its stages.

(Public Radio of Armenia contribute to this report.)

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