ArmInfo.The resolution of the Karabakh conflict was and remains a priority not only for Armenia's foreign policy, but for its entire system of statehood and security. Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan stated this in an interview with Kommersant.
Answering the question, how will the recent political processes in Armenia affect the Karabakh settlement. The Minister stressed: "All the changes that have taken place recently in Armenia, firstly, did not have a foreign policy agenda, and secondly, were not moved by the Karabakh issue." This is very important, we have the dynamics of the negotiation process, there is a rather heavy factor April 2016, there is a negotiating format for the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs - Russia, the United States and France, and there are developments and things that we are now assessing, and there is an intention to continue the course towards a peaceful settlement within the format of co-chairmanship. There is such an important factor as the consolidation of the Armenian society in the issue of Nagorno-Karabakh.For us, Nagorno-Karabakh was and remains a security issue for specific people with specific names - this is the population of Nagorno-Karabakh.Their security and status remain for us the most important issue. of the population of Nagorno-Karabakh is a matter that unites and consolidates the Armenian society in Armenia and abroad. We are reasonable people and have firm reasons to raise issues of our primary concern about the security and status of Nagorno-Karabakh. We need a region that lives in the world, but not at the expense of the security of our people. In this framework, we want to continue the negotiation process for the sake of peace and security of the entire region. I believe that this movement is possible. And I believe that the peace and stability of the region are very important for everyone. But if you notice, we pay a lot of attention to one more thing - these processes should take place in a climate conducive to peace. It is important, in what atmosphere do the negotiations take place: in an atmosphere that promotes peace or that people hate each other more. "We are supporters of the peaceful settlement of conflicts." In response to a question about the possibility of Armenia recognizing Abkhazia and South Ossetia, the minister stressed: "We refrained from recognizing the independence of Nagorno-Karabakh because we are supporters of settling all issues through the negotiation process." This is the basis of our position in all other issues. We and Kosovo did not recognize ".
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