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October 17, 2011

Manvel Sargsian. Reconsidering the Principles for the Settlement is an Imperative

Stepanakert, NKR—On October 14, ACNIS Director of Research Manvel Sargsian, as a keynote speaker, participated in the seminar discussion entitled “Imperatives of Reconsidering the Principles for the Settlement of the Artsakh Issue,” which took place at Stepanakert Press Club. The event was organized by the Consortium of international organizations (coordinator Masis Mayilian, former Deputy Minster of Foreign Affairs of the NKR), including International Alert, focused on peace-building initiatives.

Manvel Sargsian, particularly, reflected upon the perspectives of the settlement of the Karabakh conflict. Among other issues, Sargsian considered the maintaining of the status quo as a factor contributing to a continuation of the impasse over the conflict in the long term.

The presentation was followed by a series of questions and answers, and featured a lively exchange with the audience. The seminar participants also included policy specialist Hrachya Arzumanyan, lecturer Georgi Afanesyan, analyst Davit Karabekyan; and several others.

The Armenian Center for National and International Studies (ACNIS) is a leading independent strategic research center located in Yerevan, Armenia.  As an independent, objective institution committed to conducting professional policy research and analysis, ACNIS strives to raise the level of public debate and seeks to broaden public engagement in the public policy process, as well as fostering greater and more inclusive public knowledge. Founded in 1994, ACNIS is the institutional initiative of Raffi K. Hovannisian, Armenia’s first Minister of Foreign Affairs.  Over the past fifteen years, ACNIS has acquired a prominent reputation as a primary source of professional independent research and analysis covering a wide range of national and international policy issues.

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