ArmInfo. Maximalism will never lead us to peace. On November 6, during a lecture at the Stockholm Institute of International Relations on the topic "Conversation with the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Ukraine," Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan said in response to the remarks of the Azerbaijani deputy whether Armenia and Azerbaijan are ready to go to international arbitration to study "the military and other crimes committed by the Armenians. "
"Have you ever heard of Baku, Sumgait, Maraga ( massacres, Ed. note), the occupation of the Shaumyan region? Have you heard of the occupation of part of the Martakert region, part of the Martuni district? Do I want to continue? It's about that. Are you ready to reduce rhetoric "Are you ready to understand our concern? Are you ready to get involved in such a dialogue? Or is there only your truth, there is no other! The solution must be just what you want, otherwise there is no solution. Maximalism will never lead us to peace. This is what lies in my thesis about the need to prepare peoples for to the world. You spoke about the problems concerning us. Do not make yourself saints, "Mnatsakanyan reacted to the statements of the Azerbaijani MP.
At the same time, he once again emphasized the existence of a security issue, the existence of a single security organization that does not allow the resumption of aggression and occupation. "Aggression, occupation, and a threat to the physical and existential security of our 150,000 compatriots. These are people who have names, families, homes, concerns about physical security, and there is no other security organization besides what we have today "The negotiations are precisely around how to reach a point that will not meet the maximalist requirements of one side at the expense of the other," the Armenian minister said.
Meanwhile, the remark of the Azerbaijani MP on how to talk about peace when the Prime Minister of Armenia says "Artsakh is Armenia and that's final " and what it can be, the head of the Armenian Foreign Ministry referred to the words of the Belarusian MP regarding the beneficiary parties. " You are right, it is Armenia, Azerbaijan and Artsakh that must take responsibility and find a way out of the Karabakh conflict. This also applies to the question that Mr. Bakhtiar asked. The message of the Prime Minister of Armenia that the settlement should be acceptable to the peoples of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Artsakh are mutually reciprocal, a message that reflects an important prerequisite for a settlement, that is, the ability of the parties to take into account the concerns of the other side and commit themselves to reflect the concerns of each side. This is the logic of a peaceful settlement, which should be acceptable for the people of Armenia, the people of Artsakh and the people of Azerbaijan, "Mnatsakanyan said.
At the same time, he again recalled the presence of some proposals, ideas aimed at depoliticizing contacts between people. He also expressed the conviction that the parties do not need the politicized dialogue that is present today. "There are some very good ideas, and there is mutual understanding, which I spoke about in a conversation with my colleague, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan, namely, that we must move so carefully that we can save what we are trying to do now, support that a platform where some positive experience can be formed on the basis of which we can take further steps. I gave an example of journalists. We can form a new story about a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in the region, " Mnatsakanyan said.