The Nagorno-Karabakh authorities continue holding political consultations for attaining the international recognition of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic and sooner or later NKR will be recognized, NKR Prime Minister Ara Harutyunyan said in the village of Nor Getashen on Thursday.
The villagers asked him why in Crimea has managed to join Russia so quickly while the results of the referendum held in Nagorno-Karabakh as long ago as 1991 are still unrecognized. Harutyunyan said that Nagorno- Karabakh welcomes the nations that have exercised their right to self- determination. "Perhaps, for some nations it is important to do it quickly but our priority is first of all to build a strong state. We are in a more favorable situation than Crimea, Kosovo, Abkhazia or South Ossetia are. The current status quo is the result of the high efficiency of our army. So, we must continue our efforts in this direction," Harutyunyan said.