Monday, June 8, 2015

Karabakh should participate in the talks: Exclusive interview with Artsakh FM

JUNE 8, ARMENPRESS: Interview by Hasmik Harut

The people of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic are not afraid of war. People in Artsakh know what war is. They endured the hardship of war and that is the
reason the Artsakh Armenians know the price for peace and tend for a peaceful settlement of the conflict. The opinion belongs to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic Karen Mirzoyan. The Artsakh FM told Armenpress that in this issue the position of Karabakh, Armenia and the international community is the same – the peaceful settlement has no alternative.

[Q:] Mr. Mirzoyan, when it became clear that you received my proposal for the interview, I started studying your interviews in general. It was found out that within the two years you have given quite many interviews and comments. Do you consider publicity an important part of the diplomat’s work or it is a platform to represent the Artsakh issue to broader masses?

[A:] Especially for the diplomacy of an unrecognized country, it is quite important to be active in public diplomacy. That is, to be in dynamic contact with not only media but also the wider masses of the society. As it is no secret that our means differ from those of the traditional diplomacy communication and certainly we should use any opportunity to make the truth about Artsakh and its people accessible to everyone. That is why we use not only the way of the traditional interviews, statements and comments but are also very active in the social networks. We have blogs in Facebook and Twitter and we try to keep our information not only in the borders of the official information, but to present such information, which will be interesting for our readers. We spread information by our pages in the social networks, which maybe has nothing to do with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, but it is very interesting for the people and contributes to the formation of a positive opinion about Artsakh in the entire world. ...

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