ArmInfo. The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict can only have a political solution, and the only format for achieving it is the co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group. The Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan said this in an interview with the French Le Figaro.
He recalled that on April 15, at the initiative of the Russian side, a meeting took place in Moscow between the Foreign Ministers of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia, which at some stage were joined by the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group and the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office. Mnatsakanyan also stated that the meeting took place after the meeting of the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan in Vienna on March 29."From our point of view, the target of the problem is the security of 150 thousand people living in Artsakh.
This population is under constant threats, given the atmosphere of hatred that has been sown against Armenians. The settlement can only be political, and the only format to achieve it is the MG co- chairmanship OSCE. But at the same time it is necessary to ensure an atmosphere conducive to peace and people-to-people contacts. We cannot negotiate against the background of an atmosphere of hatred, "the Armenian Foreign Minister said, adding that the security of people it and the status of Artsakh are priority settlement issues.According to Mnatsakanyan, 150 thousand people living in Artsakh should participate in the negotiation process, as they are the guarantors of the Armenian identity, an identity that still faces denial of the genocide.Mnatsakanyan also stated that France recognized the Armenian Genocide in 2001, and not so long ago the French leader Emmanuel Macron established April 24 as the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Armenian Genocide. "This decision deeply touched the Armenian people.
They wanted to wipe us completely off the face of the earth. But we survived, strengthened and developed - this is a victory. But, unfortunately, we still feel the consequences of the Turkish policy of denial. This denial concerns not only Armenians, but also of all mankind. The President of Turkey simply threw out the Zurich Protocols on the normalization of Armenian-Turkish relations, signed in 2009. We were committed to these protocols and were ready to normalize relations with Turkey without preconditions, "Mnatsakanyan concluded.