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 Friday, February 19 2021 12:43
David Stepanyan

Diplomat: Armenian leaders brought the situation to the present day  by joint efforts

Diplomat: Armenian leaders brought the situation to the present day  by joint efforts

ArmInfo.The negotiation approach according to which Armenia recognized the need to withdraw its armed forces from part of the occupied territories of Azerbaijan  in order to ensure the status of another part within the borders of  the NKAO outside Azerbaijan initially led to a dead end.

A similar opinion was expressed to ArmInfo by ex-Artsakh Foreign Minister,  Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Arman Melikyan. "To our  great regret, Nikol Pashinyan's government, in fact, remained within  the framework of this negotiating logic. And, moreover, introduced  certain destructive elements into it. And declaring in his interview  that the content of his negotiations with Azerbaijan was reduced to  discussing that Armenia ex-President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan will  receive, not yield, apparently seeks to emphasize that for the  Armenian side, the settlement of the conflict does not have a  territorial component. And, accordingly, the solution of the conflict  requires the granting of an independent status to Artsakh exclusively  within the borders of the former NKAO, "he stressed .

Melikyan assesses this statement of the ex-president as evidence of  the absence for him and his associates of the issue of the  territorial integrity of the Republic of Artsakh. In other words,  recognizing the fact of the occupation of the territory of  Azerbaijan, official Yerevan openly declared to Baku that it would  return them only if Azerbaijan recognized the right of the NKAO to  self-determination and, as a consequence, the right to independence.

Such a negotiating logic, within the framework of which Armenia tried  to legitimize the secession of a part of one territory of Azerbaijan,  returning it to another, according to the diplomat's estimates, could  not be acceptable for Baku from the very beginning. "I have  repeatedly spoken about the harmfulness of such negotiation tactics  in the past. However, the leaders of Armenia persistently passed  these tactics on the baton to each other. And as a result, through  joint efforts, they brought the situation to the current result," he  stressed.

"During the period when I served as Foreign Minister of Artsakh in  2004-2005, after the death of the elder Aliyev and the negotiations  in Key West, the negotiations were paused. And there were no specific  settlement programs. Having already received as an adviser to the  President of Artsakh on foreign policy I immediately resigned for  information on some of the details of the Madrid Principles, in  particular regarding territorial problems, and then in 2008 I tried  to put into circulation an alternative approach to resolving the  conflict as a presidential candidate in Armenia. Unfortunately, I  cannot achieve the desired result. succeeded ", - summed up Melikyan. 


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