by Marianna Mkrtchyan
"We welcome the resolution of California Senate on recognition of Independence of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic", Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian says in a statement.
The press service of the Armenian Foreign Ministry quotes Nalbandian as saying, "The more Azerbaijan continues to undermine the efforts of Armenia and the international community aimed at the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the more new decisions and resolutions can be expected paving way towards the international recognition of the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh".
The California State Senate, led by incoming Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon, by an overwhelming majority of votes on Wednesday passed Assembly member Mike Gatto's resolution, AJR 32, encouraging Artsakh's (Nagorno Karabakh) continuing efforts to develop as a free and independent nation and formally calling upon the upon the President and Congress of the United States to support the self- determination and democratic independence of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, reported the Armenian National Committee of America - Western Region. Though the resolution has officially passed, the finally tally will not be available until early tomorrow morning as Senators absent from the floor during the vote have until the end of the day to cast their vote, according to Asbarez.com.