ArmInfo. The Munich discussion of the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan was one of the decisive steps of Yerevan towards Europe. A similar opinion was expressed by ArmInfo Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, former Deputy Foreign Minister of Armenia Arman Navasardyan.
"Among these steps, I would especially single out the meeting between Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. During this meeting, there were quite interesting negotiations. And this speaks of quite serious shifts in the work of Armenian diplomacy in the European direction," he said. On February 16, Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan and President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev for the first time participated in a public discussion on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference.
Commenting directly on the discussion of Pashinyan-Aliyev, the diplomat appreciated the very fact of such an unprecedented event, especially in a similar format and situation. Holding such a discussion at the Munich Security Conference, according to his assessments, indicates the attention of the international community to the Artsakh problem.
"At the same time, I continue to maintain that I still don't see negotiations with serious real content. Nevertheless, even negotiations at a similar level and with a similar agenda are still better than firing. We are still in this process radically opposed Azerbaijan insists on territorial integrity, we are on the safety of people living in Artsakh. In this light, Pashinyan's reminder that not a single Armenian was left in Shaumyan and Nakhichevan was very appropriate, "the diplomat said.
Everything else, according to his estimates, does not go beyond the boundaries of rhetoric, and in the positions of the parties to the conflict there is not a single point of contact that would allow bringing the problems into the mainstream of resolution. Navasardyan is convinced of the impossibility of returning any territories through military operations.
Considering that people live in these territories, the problem of Artsakh as a whole and the problem of territories in particular, in the opinion of the diplomat, are derivatives of the security problem. According to him, the dominance of the security problem was very well demonstrated by Armenia and received by the international community during the Munich Security Conference.