ARF-D Mountainous Karabakh And SILBA Chairman Hold Meeting
February 21, 2013

SILBA Chairman Jens-Kristian Lütken (back left), ARF-D members Lernik
Hovhannisyan (middle) and Armen Sargsyan (front right).
On February 21, ARF-D Mountainous Karabakh (Artsakh) Central Committee
Secretary Lernik Hovhannisyan and Head of the MK ARF-D Parliamentary
Faction, Armen Sargsyan held a meeting with Support Initiative for
Liberty and Democracy (SILBA) Chairman and counsel to the Parliament
of the Kingdom of Denmark, Jens-Kristian Lütken, at the premises of
ARF-D in MK.

SILBA has been undertaking observatory missions in Ukraine, Bellarus,
European states and for a year now in Armenia and Azerbaidjan.

Jens-Kristian Lütken had also meetings with representatives from
political organizations of Mountainous Karabakh.

During the meeting with the ARF-D delegation the interlocutors
evaluated the foreign policy of Mountainous Karabakh, political issues
and matters in connection to the conflict between Karabakh and

ARF-D Mountainous Karabakh Central Committee Secretary, Lernik
Hovhannisyan noted that democracy is much more sustained and developed
in Karabakh rather than in neighboring Azerbaidjan.

The Head of the Mountainous Karabakh ARF-D Parliamentary Faction,
Armen Sargsyan presented the background of the liberation movement of
Artsakh pointing out how that movement prevented the course of a new
Genocide initiated by Azerbaidjan. Armen Sargsyan highlighted the
necessity of the international recognition of the Mountainous Karabakh
Republic and gave the example of how good and strong athletes from MK
cannot compete in international sport meetings because MK is not

Sargsyan added that from the beginning of the 20th century Mountainous
Karabakh has been a mere piece of land for Azerbaidjan while for
Armenians it has been their homeland.

Lütken agreed that human rights protection must be in the center of
the Mountainous Karabakh conflict resolution.