ArmInfo.The Armenian delegation was the most active at the winter session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE PA). Hayk Konjoryan, the head of the Armenian delegation of the OSCE PA stated this during a press conference on March 2.
In particular, he noted that in general, Armenia held 8 speeches within the framework of the winter session, 7 of which were from the parliamentarians of the "Civil Agreement", and 1 - from the "Enlightened Armenia".
“The issues related to the Armenian prisoners, the artificial delay in the process of their return by the Azerbaijani side, the cruel treatment of them, the military aggression of Azerbaijan in the direction of Khtsaberd after the signing of the trilateral ceasefire statement ran through our speeches. They talked about the involvement of foreign militants, the determination of the status of Artsakh and the right of the Artsakh people to self-determination, ”he said, noting that this session of the OSCE PA was timed to coincide with the coronavirus and its consequences.
He said that on the first day he had 3 speeches, which resulted in heated discussions with the Azerbaijani and Turkish delegations.
As a result of the speech of the Armenian delegation, Konjoryan said that representatives of delegations from other countries, in particular Belgium and Sweden, began to speak about the need to return the Armenian prisoners. "The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden, which is also the OSCE Chairperson, Ann Linde noted that we are far from resolving the Karabakh conflict, stressing that this issue can be resolved exclusively through the negotiation process within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group format," he said, noting that the opposite opinion was expressed by representatives of the Azerbaijani and Turkish delegations.
During the press conference, representatives of the Armenian mission noted that efforts in working with the international community should be continuous so that Azerbaijan fulfills its obligations as soon as possible, primarily related to the return of Armenian prisoners to their homes.