On 10 June Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan visited Belgian city of Mechelen.
The President met mayor of the city Bart Somers, deputy mayor Marc Hendrickx and a group of officials.
Issues related to the cooperation between Mechelen and Artsakh were discussed during the talks.
President Sahakyan noted that establishing and developing ties between cities and regions of Artsakh and other countries were among the pivotal directions of bilateral cooperation especially in economic, cultural, scientific-educational and humanitarian spheres.
An official reception in honor of the President was organized in Mechelen city administration attended also by representatives of a range of Armenian organizations.
On the same day the President visited the Mechelen cross stone-monument devoted to the Armenian Genocide victims and laid a wreath there.
Bako Sahakyan signified the existence of such memorials in various countries emphasizing their role in the international recognition of the Armenian Genocide and perpetuating the memory of innocent victims.