Semen Afiyan

Versions of names: Семен Афиян
Azerbaijan (Nagorno-Karabakh)

Secretary General of the Chief of Staff at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of "Nagorno-Karabakh". Previously held the position of Head of the "Consular Service".


Individual observers at the 2019 parliamentary elections in the unrecognised Republic of South Ossetia


Демократическая партия Арцаха / Democratic Party of Artsakh

Institutional affiliation to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of "Nagorno-Karabakh"

“We are very pleased to be in South Ossetia precisely against the background of your historical visit. This was the first visit of the head of the friendly South Ossetian state and it is very symbolic that the response delegation of Artsakh is in the republic next to the brotherly people on the day when a new page of its history is being written.”

Corresponding elections

On 9 June 2019, the so-called Republic of South Ossetia, located within the internationally recognised borders of Georgia, held “parliamentary elections”. The overwhelming majority of the world’s nations does not recognise the sovereignty of the Republic of South Ossetia, while international institutions such as the OSCE ODIHR considered “elections” there as illegitimate and did not send international election observers there.