ArmInfo. To date, negotiations to resolve the Nagorno- Karabakh conflict are not conducted around any document. This was announced on December 12 during a briefing in Yerevan by the official representative of the Armenian Foreign Ministry, Anna Naghdalyan, referring to the statement by the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Elmar Mammadyarov, that negotiations are underway around the "Lavrov's plan".
Representative of the Armenian Foreign Ministry to clarify what Yerevan's position on resolving the conflict recalled, Armenia repeatedly presented its position on this issue, and the last time was quite informative by the Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan during his speech at the OSCE Ministerial Council. She recalled that one of the priority principles of Yerevan is the right of the people of Artsakh to self-determination and ensuring the security of Nagorno-Karabakh.
At the same time, Naghdalyan stated that the policy of Armenaphobia pursued by the Azerbaijani authorities over the past 30 years has proved that it cannot guarantee the security of the Armenian population. In this context, she recalled that Armenia is the only guarantor of Artsakh's security, and cannot back down from its mission, leaving the people of Nagorno-Karabakh facing a real threat to their existence.
Touching upon Mammadyarov's statements that the wording of the Armenian side "on security" requires further clarification, the Armenian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman stated that Baku either didn't really understand or pretend that didn't understand what was being said. "I am deeply convinced that Azerbaijan is well aware of what we mean by this formulation, but do not want to accept this fact. But in this connection I would like to emphasize once again that in the cases of Armenia and Artsakh the language of threats will not work in the negotiations. And the main reason the unresolved Karabakh conflict is Azerbaijan's maximalist position, which does not help advance negotiations, "Naghdalyan said. Meanwhile, to clarify whether the next meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan will take place in January next year, as Mammadyarov had said, the press secretary of the Armenian Foreign Ministry emphasized that, as noted by the Armenian Foreign Ministry and the Minsk mediators, an agreement was reached on the outcome of the Bratislava meeting Hold the next meeting in early 2020. In this regard, she emphasized that following the tradition, the exact date will be announced when all the details of the meeting will be worked out. It should be noted that yesterday Mammadyarov said that during the negotiations from the Armenian side various documents appeared, the last of which is the "Lavrov's Plan". is the result of intense discussions some two years ago in Moscow. But it is still based on the Madrid principles. There is a statement by the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group on March 9, 2019, which just defines the vision of mediators to move forward in the negotiations. The essence is very simple - phasing. At the first stage, the withdrawal of troops, the return of the Azerbaijani population, ensuring security, establishing communications. Therefore, our proposal to the Armenian side can be described as "a peace with the prospects of prosperity''," the minister said.