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National Assembly of the 6th convocation
Elections’ day: May 3, 2015
Term: May 21, 2015 – 2020 (incumbent)

June 11, 2015 – NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan met with the President of the National Assembly of Armenia Galust Sahakyan. 

July 12, 2015 – NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received the Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Armenian Assembly of America (AAA) Van Grigoryan and the regional director of the organization Arpi Vardanyan.

July 22, 2015 – Deputy President of the NKR National Assembly Vahram Balayan received a group of members of the Armenian Hamazkayin Educational and Cultural Society who arrived in Artsakh from 10 countries.

August 5, 2015 – NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received members of Youth Union of the ARF "Dashnaktsutyun" Lebanon, headed by the Chairman Sako Araboglyan.

August 19, 2015 – NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received Human Rights Defender of Armenia Karen Andreasyan.

August 31, 2015 – NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received the President of the European Free Alliance Francois Alfonsi and MEP Jordi Sebastia who arrived in Stepanakert at the invitation of the Democratic Party of Artsakh. The delegation of the European Free Alliance was accompanied by the Director of the organization "European Friends of Armenia" Eduardo Lorenzo Ochoa.

September 10, 2015 - A meeting of the parliamentarians of the Republic of Artsakh and the Kingdom of Belgium was held at the NKR National Assembly.

September 17, 2015 - Joint sitting of the representatives of “Karabakh - France” and “France --Karabakh” Friendship Circles and twin-cities of France and Artsakh was held within the festival “French Days in Artsakh.”

October 3, 2015 – A meeting of the Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Armenia, Head of the Special Commission on Constitutional Reforms Gagik Harutyunyan and members of the committee, the dean of the Faculty of Law of Yerevan State University Gagik Ghazinyan with representatives of the legislative, executive and judicial authorities of Artsakh took place at the NKR National Assembly. 

­October 8, 2015 – NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received students of the Diplomatic School of Armenia headed by the Director, Ambassador Vahe Gabrielyan. 

­October 13, 2015 – NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan met with the Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees of Armenian Assembly of America (AAA) Carolyn Mugar and Co-Chairman Anthony Barsamian in Yerevan.

February 11, 2016 – President of the National Assembly of Armenia Galust Sahakyan was in Stepanakert on a working visit.

March 15, 2016 - NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received the parliamentary delegation of Flanders, which was composed of the first Vice President of the Belgian Senate Karl Vanlouwe, Member of the Flemish Parliament Karim van Overmeier, Ward Kennes, Marc Hendrickx, Professor Paul Meerts.

April 8, 2016 - A joint session of the Standing Committees on State and Legal Affairs of the parliaments of Artsakh and Armenia, chaired by the committee Chairpersons Hovik Jivanyan and Hovhannes Sahakyan, took place at the NKR National Assembly.

April 11, 2016 - NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received Vice President of the National Assembly of Armenia Eduard Sharmazanov, the head of Greece-Armenia Friendship Group Garifalii Canelli, Member of the Seimas of Latvia, the head of the Friendship Group of Latvia-Armenia, Sergey Potapkin, Member the Parliament of Armenia Gagik Melikyan and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Armenia to Greece Gagik Galachyan. 

April 12, 2016 – An extended meeting of the RA NA-NKR NA Interparliamentary Commission on Cooperation took place in the plenary hall of the NKR National Assembly.

April 17, 2016 - NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received MEP from the Czech Republic Jaromir Štětina and Chairman of the RA NA Standing Committee on Foreign Relations Artak Zakaryan.

April 22, 2016 - NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received the delegation of Greece Pan-Pontiac Federation led by Chairman Christos-Dimitrios Topalidis. 

April 25, 2016 - NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received the head of the Friendship Group with Artsakh in the European Parliament, MEP Frank Engel.

May 7, 2016 – A joint closed meeting of the Standing Committees on Foreign Affairs and on Defense, Security and Law Enforcement of the Parliaments of Artsakh and Armenia was held at the NKR National Assembly. The agenda of the meeting included "The military-political situation after the April war and consequent actions."

May 18, 2016 - NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received a member of the German Bundestag Ulla Jelpke, Members of Hamburg Parliament Martin Dolzer and Hasan Burgucuoglu.

May 21, 2016 - NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received the delegation of the Standing Committee on Human Rights and Public Affairs of the National Assembly of Armenia, headed by the Chair of the Committee Elinar Vardanyan.  

May 22-27, 2016 – Head of the Parliamentary Faction “Dashnaktsutyun”, Member of the National Assembly of Artsakh David Ishkhanyan was in Syria on a working visit.

May 23, 2016 – NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received the Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Armenian Assembly of America (AAA) Van Grigoryan and Regional Director of the organization Arpi Vardanyan.

May 24, 2016  – NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received the head of the Friendship Circle "France-Karabakh", Member of the National Assembly of France, Francois Rochebloine and head of the Friendship Group "France-Armenia", MP Renee Rouquet.

May 25, 2016 - NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received the parliamentary delegation of Bulgaria. The delegation was composed of the Leader of the party “National Front for the Salvation of Bulgaria” Valery Simeonov, Deputy chairman Valentin Casabov, and members Christian Mitev and Dimitri Bayraktarov.

May 27 – June 13, 2016 – Member of the Parliamentary Faction “Dashnaktsutyun”, MP Lernik Hovhannisyan was in the United States on a working visit.

June 7-11, 2016 – Chairwoman of the NKR NA Standing Committee on Foreign Relations Arzik Mkhitaryan and Deputy Chairman David Melkumyan,  in the delegation led by the NKR President Bako Sahakyan, were in Belgium on a working visit.

June 18, 2016 - A meeting of MPs with the orientalist, a leading expert on Middle East policy Yevgeny Satanovsky was held in the NKR National Assembly.

June 18, 2016 - NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received Member of the Senate of Belgium, Member of the Belgian delegation to PACE Piet de Bruyn.

June 21, 2016 - NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received Co-chair of the Board of Trustees of the Armenian Assembly of America (AAA) Antony Barsamyan and Director of the Yerevan office Arpi Vardanyan.

July 12, 2016 - NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received Vice President of the RA National Assembly Eduard Sharmazanov and members of the faction of the Republican Party of Armenia, MPs Vahram Mkrtchyan and Tachat Vardapetyan.

August 11, 2016 - NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received the delegation of the Women’s Council of the Republican Party of Armenia led by the Vice President of the National Assembly Hermine Naghdalyan

September 2, 2016 - NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received the Vice President of the European Free Alliance (EFA) Lorena Lopez de Lacalle and EFA Director Günther Dauwen.

September 3, 2016 - NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received a group of MPs of the Federal Parliament of Belgium and the Regional Parliament of Brussels. The visit of the delegation was organized on the initiative of the European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy (EAFJD).

September 10, 2016 - NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received Human Rights Defender of Armenia Armen Tatoyan.

September 15, 2015- NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received newly appointed director of “European Friends of Armenia” Diogo Pinto and Secretary General Hovhannes Grigoryan.

September 20, 2016 - NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received the delegation headed by the Member of the Senate of France, Mayor of the city of Alforville Luc Carvounas.

September 24, 2016 - NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received the delegation led by the Head of the Board of the Liberal Democratic Party Serjio Nahapetyan.

September 26, 2016 - NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received a group of Canadian-Armenian pilgrims headed by Abgar Bishop Hovakimyan.

September 26, 2016 - NKR National Assembly President, Head of the Friendship Circle "Karabakh-France" Ashot Ghoulyan received the Head of the "France-Karabakh" Friendship Circle, Member of the National Assembly of France François Rochebloine.

September 27, 2016 - NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received Baroness Caroline Cox and members of the charitable organization HART (Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust).

September 26-28, 2016 – The parliamentary delegation of Artsakh, composed of the members of the Friendship Group "Artsakh Republic-European Parliament" -  Deputy Chairman of the Standing Committee on Foreign Relations, David Melkumyan, and head of the parliamentary faction "Renaissance" Hayk Khanumyan - were in Belgium on a three-day working visit.

October 28, 2016 - NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received Vice President of the Parliament of Armenia Eduard Sharmazanov, MPs Gagik Melikyan and Karen Botoyan.

November 5, 2016 - A meeting of the chairs of the Standing Committees and heads of the factions with the Prime Minister of Armenia Karen Karapetyan and a group of government officials took place in Stepanakert.  

November 6, 2016 - A joint meeting of the Standing Committee on Defense, Security and Law Enforcement of the Parliament of Artsakh and the Standing Committee on Defense, National Security and Internal Affairs of the Parliament of Armenia, was held in the National Assembly.

November 8, 2016 - NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received the novelist Narine Abgaryan.

November 28, 2016 - NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received members of the Friendship Circle "France-Karabakh" Erwan Bienne and Jacques Remiller.

December 13-15, 2016 - NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan was in Paris on a working visit. Artsakh Parliament President met with the Deputy Chairman of the Friendship Circle “France-Karabakh”, Member of the National Assembly of France Guy Teissier. Chairman of the Friendship Circle “France-Karabakh”, French MP Francois Rochebloine, Deputy Chairman Renee Rouquet and Secretary of the Friendship Group "France-Armenia" Jean-Pierre Delannoy received Ashot Ghoulyan in the National Assembly of France.

February 18, 2017 - NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received members of the Chamber of Deputies of the Plurinational State of Bolivia Alicia Canqui, Nellie Lenz, and Mario Mita, who arrived in Stepanakert to observe the Constitutional Referendum.

February 19, 2017 - President of the NKR National Assembly Ashot Ghoulyan received the parliamentary delegation of Abkhazia, which was composed of the Vice Speaker of the National Assembly Emma Gamisonia and MPs Ahru Pachulia and Levon Galustyan, who arrived in Artsakh to observe the Constitutional Referendum.

February 19, 2017 - NKR NA President Ashot Ghoulyan received the delegation of Transnistria, which was composed of the Deputy Chairman of the Standing Committee on Legislation, Defense, Security, Peacekeeping Mission, Human Rights of the Supreme Council Grigory Dyachenko, and the leader of the Armenian community Gegham Gevorgyan.

February 19, 2017 - President of the NKR National Assembly Ashot Ghoulyan met with the Member of the European Parliament Eleni Theocharous (Cyprus) and Director of the headquarters of the “Solidarity Movement" political party Yiannis Selinopoulos.

February 19, 2017 - President of the NKR National Assembly Ashot Ghoulyan received members of the European Parliament Frank Engel (Luxembourg) and Jaromír Štětina (Czech Republic) who arrived in Artsakh with an observation mission.

February 19, 2017 - President of the NKR National Assembly Ashot Ghoulyan received the parliamentary delegation of Belgium, who arrived in Artsakh to observe the Constitutional Referendum. The delegation was composed of the Member of Brussels Regional Parliament Serge de Patoul and Member of the Parliament of Federation Wallonia-Brussels Benoit Dresen.

February 20, 2017 - NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received members of the French delegation arrived in Artsakh with the observation mission. The delegation was composed of the former deputy Georges Colombier, a former diplomat Maurice Bonnot, lawyer Pierre d’Esperonnat and member of the city council of Dessin Dennis Djorkaeff.

February 20, 2017 - NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received a mixed-delegation of the representatives of Uruguay, Mexico, Brazil and Spain, who arrived in Artsakh to observe the Constitutional Referendum. The delegation was composed of Mexican professors Rodrigo Gomez-Garcia and Carlos Antaramyan, Brazilian professor Heitor Loureiro, former MP of Uruguay Oscar Adolfo Lopez Goldaracena and Spanish professor Antonio Alorsa Dominguez.

February 20, 2017 - NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received a delegation from Bulgaria, who arrived in Artsakh to observe the Constitutional Referendum. The delegation was composed of the President of the “National Front for Salvation of Bulgaria" Party Valery Semyonov, party representatives Valentin Kassabov, Pyotr Petrov, Christian Mityev and journalists of the “Skat” TV, Gevork Daduryan and Stepan Daduryan.

February 21, 2017 - President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh Ashot Ghoulyan received the parliamentary delegation of Armenia led by Vice President Eduard Sharmazanov.

February 21, 2017 - President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh Ashot Ghoulyan received representatives of Basque Country, former MEP Inaki Fernandez Irazabalbeitia, former member of the parliaments of Spain and the Basque Country Rafa Larreina, Secretary of the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Basque Nationalist Party Jose Mari Etxebarria and Member of the Bureau of the European Free Alliance Lorena Lopez de Lacalle.

February 21, 2017 - President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh Ashot Ghoulyan received the member of the administrative body of the county of Fresno, California, Andreas Borgeas (USA), responsible for electoral district of Santa Cruz, California Gail Pellerin (USA), Director of the Center of electoral management studies of the University of California, Berkeley Karin MacDonald ( USA), member of the elders council of Toronto Jim Karygiannis (Canada) and NKR Permanent Representative to the U.S. Robert Avetisyan.

February 21, 2017 - President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh Ashot Ghoulyan received a member of the Parliament of Argentina Brenda Austin and the representative of the Hay Dat office in Argentina, Nicholas Sabunjian, who arrived in Artsakh to observe the Constitutional Referendum.

February 21, 2017 - President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh Ashot Ghoulyan received group representatives of scientific, political, social and media spheres of Russia. 

March 20, 2017 - President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh Ashot Ghoulyan received members of the Belgian Federal and Brussels Regional Parliament André Du Bus De Warnaffe, Emmanuel de Bock and Pierre Kompany.

March 23, 2017 - President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh Ashot Ghoulyan received Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Ashot Hovakimian.

April 2, 2017 – The parliamentary delegation of Artsakh arrived in Armenia to observe the parliamentary elections. The delegation was composed of MPs Arthur Tovmasyan (head of “Motherland" faction), Arpat Avanesyan ("Motherland" faction), Armen Sargsyan (“Dashnaktsutyun” faction), Vardges Baghryan ("Democracy" faction) and Eduard Aghabekyan ("Movement - 88" faction).

April 3, 2017 - President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh Ashot Ghoulyan received members of the Parliament of Armenia Karine Ajemyan, Tevan Poghosyan, and Vahe Hovhannisyan.

April 22, 2017 - President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh Ashot Ghoulyan received a group of youth of the AGBU Europe, who arrived in Artsakh within the seminar program “Europe for Artsakh”.  The head of the European office Nicola Tavityan escorted the group.  

May 8, 2017 - President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh Ashot Ghoulyan received the parliamentary delegation of Armenia, headed by President of the National Assembly Galust Sahakyan.

May 12, 2017 - President of the Republic of Artsakh National Assembly Ashot Ghoulyan received students of the Diplomatic School under the Foreign Ministry of Armenia headed by the Director Vahe Gabrielyan.

June 1, 2017 - President of the Republic of Artsakh National Assembly Ashot Ghoulyan received the Director of the organization "European Friends of Armenia" Diogo Pinto and the coordinator of the EFoA Yerevan office Tatevik Hayrapetyan.

June 15, 2017 - President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia Ara Babloyan arrived in Artsakh on a two-day visit.

June 22, 2017 - President of the Republic of Artsakh National Assembly Ashot Ghoulyan received a member of the Belgian Senate, Member of the Flemish Parliament Joris Poschet.

June 27, 2017 – A renowned Israeli political scientist and public figure Avigdor Eskin was hosted in the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh.

July 4-7, 2017 – Deputy Chairman of the Standing Committee on Foreign Relations Davit Melkumyan and Member of the Friendship Group “Artsakh-Lithuania” Lyudmila Barseghyan were in Vilnius on a working visit.  Chairman of the Friendship Group “Armenia-Lithuania”, Member of the Lithuanian Seimas Povilas Urbshys announced about the formation of the friendship circle with the Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) Republic.

July 11-13, 2017 – The parliamentary delegation of Armenia was in Artsakh on a working visit. The delegation was composed of the heads of the Standing Committees and factions of the National Assembly of the 6th convocation.

July 12, 2017 – A Joint Statement was adopted by the Standing Committee on Foreign Relations, European Integration of the National Assembly of Armenia and the Standing Committee on Foreign Relations of the National Assembly of Artsakh.

July 20, 2017 – Vice President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh Vahram Balayan received members of the “Hamazkayin” Armenian Educational and Cultural Association and the Junior Union of New Julfa.

July 20, 2017 - President of the National Assembly of the Artsakh Republic Ashot Ghoulyan received a group of representatives of “Armenian Youth Federation” organization, who arrived in Artsakh from the United States within the program “With Our Soldiers”.

August 10, 2017 - President of the National Assembly of the Artsakh Republic Ashot Ghoulyan received a member of the UK House of Lords, Baroness Caroline Cox and representatives of the Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART).

August 12, 2017 - Members of the Friendship Group "Republic of Artsakh - European Parliament", headed by the Vice President Vahram Balayan received a member of the Portuguese Parliament Rubina Berardo.

August 15, 2017 - President of the National Assembly of the Artsakh Republic Ashot Ghoulyan received the auxiliary bishop of the Malin-Brussels Diocese of the Belgian Catholic Church Jean Cockorols and clergymen accompanied him.

August 28, 2017 - President of the National Assembly of the Artsakh Republic Ashot Ghoulyan received a delegation headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Abkhazia Daur Cove.

August 31, 2017 - President of the National Assembly of the Artsakh Republic Ashot Ghoulyan received the President of the "One Free World" International, Majed El Shafie, and members of the Canadian Parliament Tony Clement and Rachael Harder. The delegation was accompanied by Robert Avetisyan, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Artsakh to the United States and Canada.

September 2, 2017 - President of the National Assembly of the Artsakh Republic Ashot Ghoulyan received the parliamentary delegation of Armenia composed of the representatives of all parliamentary factions and led by Vice President Eduard Sharmazanov.

September 18, 2017 - President of the National Assembly of the Artsakh Republic Ashot Ghoulyan received Co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, Member of the US House of Representatives David Valadao.

September 19, 2017 - President of the National Assembly of the Artsakh Republic Ashot Ghoulyan received a number of representatives of the European media, who arrived in Artsakh at the initiative of the "European Friends of Armenia".

September 20, 2017 - Members of the US House of Representatives Frank Pallone and Tulsi Gabbard arrived in Artsakh accompanied by the Permanent Representative of the Artsakh Republic in the USA, Robert Avetisyan, Co-chair of the Armenian Assembly of America (AAA) Anthony Barsamian and Director of the American Branch of the “Hayastan” Foundation Maria Mihranian.

September 23, 2017 – The representatives of the parliamentary factions met with a group of Turkish public figures who arrived in Artsakh on a study visit.

September 29, 2017 - President of the National Assembly of the Artsakh Republic Ashot Ghoulyan met with the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Special Representative on the South Caucasus Kristian Vigenin in the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Artsakh to Armenia.

September 30, 2017 - Representatives of the International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY) member youth political organizations met with MPs of the "Dashnaktsutyun" faction.

October 8, 2017 - The parliamentary delegation of the U.S. State of California was hosted in the National Assembly of Artsakh. The delegation was composed of Member of the State Senate Scott Wilk, Members of the California House of Representatives Adrin Nazaryan, Dante Acosta, Laura Friedman and Mark Levine.

October 24, 2017 - President of the National Assembly of the Artsakh Republic Ashot Ghoulyan received members of the Friendship Group “Mexico-Armenia” of the Chamber of Deputies of Mexico Blanca Margarita Quetta Dominguez, Maria Cristina Teresa Garcia Bravo, and Carlos Hernández Myro.

November 2, 2017 - Representatives of the parliamentary factions hosted Lars Patrick Berg, a member of the parliamentary faction of the "Alternative for Germany" party in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany.

November 9, 2017 - President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh Ashot Ghoulyan visited American University of Armenia (AUA). After a brief conversation with the university administration, Ashot Ghoulyan made a lecture for students and the lecturers.

November 9-11, 2017 – The parliamentary delegation of Artsakh headed by the President of the National Assembly Ashot Ghoulyan was in Yerevan on a working visit.

January 25, 2018 - President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh Ashot Ghoulyan met with Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman in Office, Ambassador Andzhej Kasprzyk.

January 26, 2018 - President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh Ashot Ghoulyan received member of the European Parliament Lars Adaktusson.

February 2-4, 2018 - The delegation of the chairpersons of the Standing Committees and factions of the National Assembly of Armenia was in Artsakh on a working visit.

March 5, 2018 – President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh Ashot Ghoulyan received the delegation of French town Bouc-Bel-Air headed by Mayor Richard Mallie.

March 21-23, 2018 – Vice-President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh Vahram Balayan visited Lebanon. In Beirut he particpitaed in the international conference dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the First Armenian Republic. Vahram Balayan presented a scientific report on the theme “Rebuilding of Statehood in Artsakh (December 1917 – July 1918)”.

March 26, 2018 – President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh Ashot Ghoulyan received Deputy Minsiter of Foerign Affairs of Armenia Ashot Hovakimyan.

March 26, 2018 – President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh Ashot Ghoulyan received former Ambassador of Germany to Armenia Hans Johan Schmidt.

March 27-31, 2018 – A delegation led by the Vice-President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh Vahram Balayan was in Germany on a working visit. The delegation, composed of MP Gagik Petrosyan and the Permanent Represenative of the Republic of Artsakh to Germany Haroutyun Grigoryan, in Stuttgart met with members of the Parliament of the Federal Land Baden-Württemberg Lars Patrick Berg and Daniel Rothman, in Berlin - with members of the Bundestag and Parliament of the Land of Brandenburg Steffen Kotre, Andreas Kalbitz and Andreas Galau. Artsakh MPs visited the Embassy of Armenia in Berlin and met with Ambassador Ashot Smbatyan. On March 31, in Neunkirchen, the delegation met with Member of Bundestag Waldemar Herdt. On the last day of the visit the MPs in Cologne participated at an event dedicated to the 30th anniversary of Artsakh Liberation Movement.

April 3-6, 2018 – A delegation led by the President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh was in France on a working visit. The delegation was composed of the head of the parliamentary faction Motherland, MP Arthur Tovmasyan, Mayor of Martuni Mher Khachatryan and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Artsakh in Paris Hovhannes Gevorgyan. The delegation had meetings with Mayor of the city of Bourg-lès-Valence Marlène Mourier, Mayor of the city of Valence Nicolas Darragon, Mayor of Bourg-de-Péage Nathalie Nieson. On April 3, the official ceremony of signing the Declaration of Friensdship between the French town of Bourg-de-Péage and Artsakh town of Martuni took place at the city hall of Bourg-de-Péage. The Declaration was signed by the mayors Nathalie Nieson and Mher Khachatryan. On April 5, President of the Artsakh Parliament in Paris met with the Vice-President of the National Assembly of France, Carole Bureau Bonnard, and chair of the France-Armenia Friendship Group of the National Assembly of France Jacques Marilossian, Chair of the France-Armenia Friendship Group of the French Senate, Jean-Luc Devinaz and members of the Friendship Circle of France-Artsakh.

The delegation led by Ashot Ghoulyan visited Armenian Embassy in Paris and met with the memebrs of Armenian community. At the end of visit President of Artsakh Parliament gave interview to the group of French journalists.

May 4, 2018 – President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh Ashot Ghoulyan received a delegation of the Lea and Napoleon Bullukian Foundation led by the President Jean-Pierre Claveranne.

May 15, 2018 – President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh Ashot Ghoulyan received a group of students of the Diplomatic School of Armenia headed by Director Vahe Gabrielyan.

May 19, 2018 – President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh Ashot Ghoulyan received newly appointed Foreign Minister of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan.

May 26, 2018 – Vice-President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh Vahram Balayan received member of the Central Committee of Cypriot EEC party Nicholas Hristu and member of the Nicosia Regional Committee, general Khristotoulos Lefkarnitis who arrived in Stepanakert accompanied by chief of the Armenian National Committee of Cyprus Chairman Hakob Manukyan.

June 4, 2018 – Vice-President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh Vahram Balayan received the ex-Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Chair of Ontario Association of Former Parliamentarians, David Warner.

June 11, 2018 – Vice-President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh Vahram Balayan received Eduard Antonyan, the editor of ‘Ararat’ magazine published in Romania.

June 25, 2018 – President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh Ashot Ghoulyan received a group of students of the Leadership School of Armenia led by the Chair of the Board of Trustees Samvel Movsisyan.

June 30, 2018 – President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh Ashot Ghoulyan received Minister of Labor and Social Affairs of Armenia Mane Tandilyan.

July 6, 2018 – President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh Ashot Ghoulyan received the former Mayor of the French town of Vienne, Jacques Remiller.

July 10, 2018 – Vice-President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh Vahram Balayan received a group of students and teachers of the ‘Arshak and Sophie Golsten Gymnasium’ under the Armenian Hamazgayin Educational and Cultural Union in the Australian city of Sydney, headed by the director Eduard Demirchyan.

July 10, 2018 – President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh Ashot Ghoulyan received the delegation led by the RA Minister of Justice Artak Zeynalyan.

July 13, 2018 – Representatives of the parliamentary factions met with the Secretary of the Security Council of the Republic of Armenia Armen Grigoryan.

July 14, 2018 – President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh Ashot Ghoulyan received participants of the AAA Internship Program for 2018 headed by the AAA regional director Arpi Vartanian.  

July 20, 2018 – President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh, Head of the Artsakh-France Friendship Circle Ashot Ghoulyan received the former Head of the France-Artsakh Friendship Circle, former member of the National Assembly, Francois Rochebloine.

August 29, 2018 – President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh Ashot Ghoulyan received the delegation led by MEP Martin Sonneborn who arrived in Artsakh with the Head of the Armenian National Committee of Europe Gaspar Karapetyan and Executive Director Heghine Evinyan.

September 2, 2018 – Representatives of the parliamentary factions met with their counterparts of the Armenian Parliament who arrived in Stepanakert to participate in the festive events dedicated to the proclamation of independence of Artsakh. President of Artsakh Parliament Ashot Ghoulyan and Vice-President of Armenian Parliament Eduard Sharmazanov partook in the meeting.

September 2-4, 2018 – Vice-President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh Vahram Balayan was in Lebanon on a working visit. Vahram Balayan participated in the event organized by the ARF Lebanon and dedicated to the 30th anniversary of Artsakh Liberation Movement and 27th anniversary of proclamation of independence of Artsakh. Vahram Balayan, MP Davit Ishkhanyan and Permanent Representative of the Repuiblic of Artsakh to Lebanon Karo Kebabjyan, and member of the ARF Lebanon Sosy Sarsgyan visited Aynchar and met with Mayor Vardges Khorshyan and members of ‘Red Mountain’ Committee.

September 13, 2018 – President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh Ashot Ghoulyan received California State Senator Anthony Portantino, Mayor of Glendale Zareh Sinanyan who arrived in Artsakh with the Permanent Representative of Artsakh to the U.S. Robert Avetisyan.

September 13, 2018 – President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh Ashot Ghoulyan received the Deputy Director of the Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe at the University of Leipzig Stefan Troebst and a group of PhD students.

September 14, 2018 – President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh Ashot Ghoulyan received the Head of the France -Armenia Friendship Group of the French Senate, Senator Gilbert-Luc Devinaz who arrived in Stepanakert with Permanent Representative of Artsakh to France, Hovhannes Gevorgyan.

September 15, 2018 – The heads of the parliamentary factions and standing committees met with first deputy PM of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan. President of the National Assembly Ashot Ghoulyan also participated in the meeting.

September 17, 2018 – President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh Ashot Ghoulyan received Foreign Minister of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan.

September 20, 2018 – President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh Ashot Ghoulyan in Yerevan met with the President of the National Assembly of Armenia

September 20, 2018 – Artsakh parliamentary delegation in Yerevan participated in the events dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Armenian Parliament.