ArmInfo. After the 44-day Artsakh war in the South Caucasus, the process of redistribution of forces, the influence of large players, and until it is fully completed early to still give an assessment of events and challenges. At the meeting of the Standing Commission of the National Assembly of Armenia on Regional and Eurasian Integration on February 23, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of RA Ara Ayvazyan said.
<It is only possible that in the region, from the point of view of security, compliance with the cease-fire regime and solving current humanitarian issues, the key role is played by the Russian Federation>, "he said, noting that Turkish ambitions in regional processes increased.
In this context, the Minister stressed that the key direction of the foreign policy of the Republic of Armenia continues to ensure the full security of the Armenian people, and one of the main challenges in the region is the unresolved of the Karabakh issue.
<Occupation of part of the territories of Artsakh Azerbaijan with the direct participation and support of Turkey, and the consequences of the use of force from the Azerbaijani side cannot be considered a decision of the Karabakh conflict. Only the political negotiation process that will respect the rights of all and the definition of the final status of Artsakh, may be the last point for solving this issue, "said Ara Avazyan. He expressed the readiness of the Armenian side to resume the process of resolving the Karabakh issue, noting in this key the need to form the promotional peaceful environment, the prerequisites for which from the Azerbaijani side is not yet observed. This, according to the minister, testifies to the failure of the Azerbaijan of the provisions of the signed trilateral statement on the humanitarian part, where we are talking about the return of the prisoners.
<Our position remains unchanged - the co-chairman of the OSCE Minsk Group is the only internationally recognized format of the settlement of the Karabakh conflict, and we will continue to support this format>, "the diplomat emphasized. Continuing the thought, he noted that Armenia expects to see a strong co-chair in the region, which, first of all, will be able to ensure the content of its mandate, in particular from the point of view of the promotion of the peace process.