Foreign relations of Nagorno-Karabakh

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The Nagorno-Karabakh Republic is recognized only by other states with limited recognition: Abkhazia,[1] South Ossetia[1] and Transnistria.[1][2] In November 2012, a member of Uruguay's foreign relations committee stated that his country could recognize Nagorno-Karabakh's independence.[3]

The Nagorno-Karabakh Republic is a member of one international organization: the Community for Democracy and Human Rights, also commonly known as the Commonwealth of Unrecognized States, or less commonly as CIS-2 (Содружество непризнанных государств, СНГ-2). In 2012 the Parliament of New South Wales, an Australian state, called upon the Australian government to recognise Nagorno-Karabakh.[4] In May 2012, the Rhode Island House of Representatives in the United States passed a resolution calling on President Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress to recognize Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. On August 2012, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed a similar resolution.[5] In April 2013, the Maine House of Representatives and Senate in the United States passed a resolution accepting Nagorno Karabakh's independence and urging President Barack Obama to also accept Nagorno Karabakh's independence.[6] In May 2013, the Louisiana State Senate in the United States passed a resolution accepting Nagorno Karabakh's independence and expressed support for the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic's efforts to develop as a free and independent nation.[7] In May 2014, the California State Assembly passed a measure recognizing Nagorno-Karabakh's independence with a 70-1 vote.[8] The measure also calls for President Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress to recognize Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.[9]

Ministry of Foreign Affairs[edit]

The NKR Ministry of foreign affairs in Stepanakert

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nagorno Karabakh Republic is based in Stepanakert. Currently, the Minister is Karen Mirzoyan.


The Nagorno-Karabakh Republic operates five permanent Missions and one Bureau of Social-Politic Information in France. The goals of the offices are to present the Republic's positions on various issues, provide information and to facilitate the peace process. The NKR missions are organizing visits for Nagorno Karabakh officials abroad.

North America[edit]

Permanent Representative - Robert Avetisyan


Moskovian St. 11, Yerevan, Republic of Armenia
Permanent Representative - Karlen Avetissyan
Wattstrasse 21, 14482 Potsdam, Germany
Permanent Representative – Harutyun Grigoryan
Armianski Pereulok 1, Moscow, Russia
Permanent Representative – Albert Andryan



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  1. ^ a b c Вице-спикер парламента Абхазии: Выборы в НКР соответствуют всем международным стандартам: "Абхазия, Южная Осетия, НКР и Приднестровье уже давно признали независимость друг друга и очень тесно сотрудничают между собой", - сказал вице-спикер парламента Абхазии. ... "...Абхазия признала независимость Нагорно-Карабахской Республики..." - сказал он."
  2. ^ "In detail: The foreign policy of Pridnestrovie". Pridnestrovie. 2010-05-26. Archived from the original on May 11, 2008. Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  3. ^ "Uruguay may be the first to recognize Karabakh- Uruguay Deputy". Arka News Agency. 2012-11-14. Retrieved 2013-01-02. Uruguay may be the first country to recognize Nagorno-Karabakh Republic’s independence... 
  4. ^ "Full Day Hansard Transcript". Parliament of New South Wales. 2012-10-25. Retrieved 2012-11-14. ...calls on the Commonwealth Government to officially recognise the independence of the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh and strengthen Australia's relationship with the Nagorno-Karabakh and its citizens. 
  5. ^ Massachusetts State Legislature Calls For Recognition Of Nagorno-Karabakh, RFE/RL, 2012
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  8. ^ White, Jeremy B. (8 May 2014). "Capitol Alert: California Assembly calls for Nagorno-Karabakh Republic". Fresno Bee. 
  9. ^ Mason, Melanie (5 May 2014). "Calif. lawmakers to weigh in on dispute between Armenia, Azerbaijan". LA Times. 
  10. ^ "Introduction to the Office of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic in the United States of America". Retrieved 2009-12-21. 
  11. ^ "Nagorno-Karabakh Travel Guide". Retrieved 2009-12-21. 
  12. ^ "Page of the Permanent Representative in Berlin". Retrieved 2010-12-29. 

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