Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

U.S. Representative Adam Schiff (left) meets with Speaker of the
Artsakh Parliament Ashot Ghoulian (right) at his Washington office,
Dec. 4

WASHINGTON-Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA), the lead sponsor
of the Armenian Genocide Resolution in Congress, met with Artsakh
(Nagorno-Karabakh Republic) Parliament Speaker Ashot Ghoulian on
Wednesday in his Capitol Hill office.

Schiff and Speaker Ghoulian exchanged views on a wide variety of
issues, including the status of the Minsk process, the development
of the Artsakh economy, demining efforts, and the importance of
continued U.S. assistance to Artsakh, both for economic reasons and
as a reaffirmation of American support for Artsakh. Speaker Ghoulian
invited Congressman Schiff to visit the Nagorno Karabakh Republic and
Schiff indicated his strong desire to return to Artsakh and that he
will pursue a CODEL with other friends of Artsakh and Armenia.

During the meeting, Ghoulian presented Schiff with a medal commissioned
to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Artsakh's liberation movement.

"It was wonderful to meet again with Speaker Ghoulian to discuss
Artsakh and how the United States Congress can support peace and
economic development there," said Rep. Schiff. "I hope to visit
Artsakh soon to assess the situation and to review our assistance
programs and other efforts to strengthen the NKR."

From: A. Papazian