His Eminence Archbishop Anoushavan Tanielian, Prelate, received Artak Beglaryan, Minister of State of the Republic of Artsakh, at the Hovnanian hall of the Prelacy in New York on Wednesday, November 10. Mr. Beglaryan is on a tour of the United States, presenting to Armenian communities the situation in the republic a year after the 44-day war.
A reception was offered to the visiting dignitary, attended by the Prelacy Pastors as well as representatives of sister organizations and the Armenian Catholic community, the pastors of the Armenian Evangelical Church, and Holy Family Catholic Church, and representatives of Save Armenian Monuments, Christians in Need Fund, and Church Militants. Mr. Beglaryan presented Archbishop Anoushavan with a memento representing the monastery of Dadivank, in territory of Artsakh occupied by Azerbaijan.
Following a brief welcome speech by the Prelate, Mr. Beglaryan said the purpose of his visit was to build closer ties with the Diaspora and seek to engage it more in the development and empowerment of Artsakh. In his talk, Mr. Beglaryan discussed the five key pillars for the republic’s long-term future: security; sustainable economic development; demographic growth; education, and good governance.
Mr. Beglaryan then took questions from the public about ways to secure more investments from the Diaspora in Artsakh as well as the prospects for more input from Armenians overseas in the development of the republic.