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 Tuesday, June 21 2016

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Timur Urazayev: Initiative to recognize genocide should be addressed to those accused of committing genocide

Kazakhstan mourns for the innocent victims who fell on the altar of freedom and independence of Armenia in 1915-1918 and during WWI, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Armenia Timur Urazayev said at a press conference in Yerevan when asked about Kazakhstan's possible recognition of the Armenian Genocide.   

"It is a sensitive issue for the Armenian people and we know it. When an initiative to recognize the genocide is proclaimed, it should be addressed to those accused of committing the genocide," he said, adding that Kazakhstan's strategy is aimed at balancing peace and it would not like to take a step that would harm the situation in the region and in the Eurasian space.  

"This will create dividing lines. We believe that some day Armenia and Turkey will find a mutually acceptable solution. I am convinced that historical assessments have already been given. As regards political assessments, they should be given when relevant and at least necessary conditions ripen for that," Urazayev said.      

He added that in this situation such a political assessment will fail to contribute to peace in the region.  "Therefore, we will cooperate with the states of the region, with Armenia and Turkey to achieve understanding between the countries and the nations on the basis of equal partner and good neighborly relations, not confrontation approaches," the diplomat said.

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