ArmInfo. From the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan, one should not expect breakthrough results. This opinion was voiced by the president of the International Center for the Study of Election Systems, political analyst Alexander Zinker in an interview with ArmInfo, answering the question whether one can expect any breakthrough results from the meeting of the Armenian and Azeri FMs in New York, given the stricter position of the prime minister Armenia Nikol Pashinyan on the conflict settlement.
"Well, first of all, there is no negotiation process as such, and therefore you can say anything, Pashinyan says that Nagorno Karabakh should participate in the negotiation process, but that's what we have been saying for a long time - if the object of the talks is Karabakh, but Pashinyan says that Karabakh is Armenia, which is a member of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), which is a bit too much for my ears, I understand the CSTO when it says that it is ready to defend Armenia, but Karabakh It's not Armenia, I do not think there will be any breakthroughs as before the breakthrough, the working groups have to work something and propose, "Zinker said, adding that it is not realistic to achieve this at the level of the two ministers, if only because each of them does not even have this right . "If even the heads of the two countries are offered something to work on, this will be a breakthrough, because today nothing is done at all," the political scientist said.
Asked whether it is realistic to organize a meeting at the level of the top leadership of the countries by the end of this year, the expert noted that the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan and the President of Azerbaijan are not prevented from meeting even today, on the sidelines of the session of the UN General Assembly. "It's possible, knowing the president of the United States Donald Trump, who can say, stay until you talk together, I will not let you go, well, they will talk, and then what? Because the great, they do not make decisions." The King plays They need to prepare everything, but we must meet, it's better than shooting, "Zinker summed up.
To note, Armenian and Azeri Foreign Ministers Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Elmar Mammadyarov will meet in New York on September 26.