ArmInfo. The Armenia-Artsakh military-political treaty will be a yellow card to Azerbaijan. By signing a similar agreement, Yerevan and Stepanakert will make it clear to Baku that it is impossible to permanently hold the negotiation process on Artsakh following its own whims, Giro Manoyan, Head of the Hay Dat office, Armenian Revolutionary Federation Dashnaktsutyun, expressed such an opinion to ArmInfo.
"The signing of such a treaty is necessary, since this document will formalize and provide the legal basis for the already existing points of military-political cooperation. It is the treaty that will answer many questions. For example, the Prime Minister will not have to emphasize his own illegitimacy in the matter of presentation of interests of Artsakh people. Finally, a legal basis will be provided for Yerevan's repeated statements that Armenia is a guarantee of Artsakh's security, "he stressed. According to the analyst's estimates, in a certain sense, Armenia has already recognized Artsakh, for which there is a whole range of evidence, including the Artsakh diplomatic mission in Armenia. Not excluding in this connection the possible dissatisfaction of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairing countries, Manoyan believes that the conclusion of such a treaty will greatly facilitate the process of international recognition of Artsakh. And finally, the most important thing is to allow Armenia to legally substantiate the need to bring Artsakh back to the negotiation process.
According to his estimates, such a military-political treaty will become the legal basis for resolving numerous issues of a humanitarian nature. So if today only Armenia is engaged in these issues, the agreement will open the possibility of their resolution to the international community. At the same time, Manoyan is convinced that the path of Armenia towards the international recognition of Artsakh should be accompanied by readiness for any steps taken by Baku.
Since 1992, the OSCE Minsk Group has been involved in resolving the Karabakh conflict, represented by the co-chairs from Russia, the United States and France. Currently, the settlement process is nominally based on the Madrid Principles launched by the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs in 2007 and the Madrid Principles updated in 2009, among other things, providing for the deployment of a peacekeeping contingent in the conflict zone.