ArmInfo. The Republic of Artsakh should become a full-fledged participant in the negotiations on the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
As the press service of the RA MFA told ArmInfo, the head of the Armenian Foreign Ministry Zohrab Mnatsakanyan said this at a meeting with Artsakh Foreign Minister Masis Mayilyan.
During the meeting, the interlocutors touched upon in detail the tension that has developed in some areas of the Armenian-Azerbaijani state border, as a result of aggressive actions taken by the Azerbaijani armed forces since July 12 and steps taken to de-escalate the situation.
The Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Artsakh stressed the importance of further strengthening the system of common security of the two states and the steps taken in this direction. In this regard, the parties stressed the inadmissibility of introducing a destabilizing policy in the region and the need for its decisive rejection.
Mnatsakanyan stressed that the Republic of Artsakh should become a full-fledged participant in the negotiations in discussing all issues of the peace process - in discussions on the content, risk reduction, humanitarian and other issues.
In the context of the resumption and advancement of the peace process, the ministers identified as a priority the creation of an environment conducive to peace, including the strengthening of the ceasefire and its unconditional compliance, Azerbaijan's public refusal to use force, the cessation of anti-Armenian rhetoric, as well as the introduction of international monitoring mechanisms both on the state border and on the line of contact. The newly appointed permanent representative of Artsakh in Armenia Sergey Ghazaryan also took part in the meeting.