Introduction to the Office of the Nagorno Karabakh
The Office of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic (NKR) in the USA was established in November 1997 by a Decree of the NKR President Arkady Ghoukasian and with the help and support of the Armenian Assembly of America. The office is registered with the US Department of Justice and represents the government and the people of Nagorno Karabakh Republic in the political, economic, humanitarian and cultural spheres.
For the past years we have been successful in promoting Nagorno Karabakh's presence in Washington, D.C. As an effective conduit between Nagorno Karabakh and the USA, the Office is actively engaged in a constructive dialogue with relevant US government agencies, including the US Congress and Department of State. The presence of the office in the US capital enabled us to significantly raise awareness of the legal aspects of Nagorno Karabakh conflict and to work on de jure recognition of our independence from Azerbaijan.
Our monthly "Artsakh Newsletter" provides accurate, up-to-date information on political, economic and social developments in Nagorno Karabakh. We distribute it to the US government agencies, foreign embassies, international NGOs, media, libraries, universities, research institutions, and select representatives of the Armenian community (click here to subscribe).
As the official representation of Nagorno Karabakh Republic, we respond to numerous inquires on the history, culture, government, business opportunities and humanitarian needs of Artsakh (the historic Armenian name for Nagorno Karabakh). The office helps facilitate interactions between American and Nagorno Karabakh organizations, businesses and individuals, and encourages foreign investments in Artsakh. As a part of this effort, the office assists our young republic in obtaining educational and informational material from USA that will contribute to promoting democracy and state-building, as well as to legal and economic advancement of Artsakh.
Given the current leading role of the United States in international relations, the government of Nagorno Karabakh attaches immense importance to Artsakh's official presence and its increased activities in this country. In its unique capacity the office will continue representing Nagorno Karabakh's constructive position in the ongoing negotiations towards a peaceful resolution of the conflict with Azerbaijan and broaden public awareness of our position.
We encourage our American Armenian compatriots
to contact our office and get involved in this historic effort to defend
and strengthen Artsakh's freedom and democracy.