On February 12, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Artsakh to the United States of America Robert Avetisyan delivered a speech at the event in the U.S. Congress dedicated to the 30-th anniversary of the Armenian pogroms in Baku.
In his speech, Robert Avetisyan, in particular, highlighted the importance of the event to commemorate the victims of the Armenian pogroms in Baku and to condemn the crimes perpetrated by the Azerbaijani authorities against the Armenian population. The Permanent Representative of the Republic of Artsakh emphasized that the Armenians of Artsakh, overcoming all the difficulties and deprivations and winning the imposed war, consistently continue their path towards developing and strengthening the state institutions based on democratic values, as well as building a strong army, assuming their share of responsibilities for the regional peace and stability.
U.S. Congressmen, Ambassador of Armenia to the United States Varuzhan Nersesyan, representatives of the Armenian Diaspora organizations participated in the event, also attended by American-Armenian public and political figure Anna Astvatsaturian-Turcotte, who was invited as a special guest and the keynote speaker.
The event was organized with joined efforts of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, the Armenian National Committee of America, the Armenian Assembly of America, the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia and Permanent Representation of the Republic of Artsakh to the USA.