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 Thursday, June 17 2021 20:28
Naira Badalian

Armenia`s MFA commented on the declaration signed by the Presidents  of Turkey and Azerbaijan in Shushi

Armenia`s MFA commented on the declaration signed by the Presidents  of Turkey and Azerbaijan in Shushi

ArmInfo. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia has already issued a statement strongly condemning the joint visit of the Presidents of Turkey and Azerbaijan to the  currently occupied city of Shushi of the Republic of Artsakh, and  described it as an outright provocation against regional peace and  security.

The declaration signed by the Presidents of Turkey and Azerbaijan in  Shushi, as well as the remarks made by the President of Turkey in the  Parliament of Azerbaijan are equally deplorable and provocative. 

Although one of the provisions of the Turkish-Azerbaijani declaration  states that the document is not directed against a third party, its  entire content, nevertheless, targets the Armenian people. It clearly  reveals that the two states, which launched a 44-day aggression  against the Republic of Artsakh, made an alliance against the  self-detemination of the people of Artsakh, the territorial integrity  of the Republic of Armenia, and the rights of the Armenian people  around the world who survived the genocide.

The "Zangezur corridor" expression used in the declaration proves  that Turkey and Azerbaijan, encouraged by the impunity of their joint  aggression and mass atrocities committed against the people of  Artsakh, are now making public agreements against the territorial  integrity and sovereignty of the Republic of Armenia.  The agreement  of the two states to fight against the international recognition of  the Armenian Genocide is equally worrying. 

The abovementioned agreements completely contradict the peremptory  norms of general international law.  In this respect we should  emphasize that according to the international law, particularly the  Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties of 1969, all international  treaties that conflict with a peremptory norm of general  international law are void and can have no international legitimacy.

It is noteworthy that this declaration is based not on the UN Charter  or the comprehensive and indivisible concept of security of the OSCE,  but on their approach of "kinship security", which is promoted as the  principle of unification of the "Turkic world."

Amid such an Armenophobic context, the proposals of the President of  Turkey voiced in the Parliament of Azerbaijan on creating a platform  for regional cooperation are hypocritical and misleading.

The public agreements of the Presidents of Turkey and Azerbaijan  contain not only genocidal threats against the Armenian people in the  region, but also a serious challenge for all countries interested in  international and regional peace and security, that necessitates  close cooperation among all these countries.

The situation deriving from the use of force and aggression against  the people of Artsakh cannot become a basis for lasting peace, just  as various made-up Turkish-Azerbaijani initiatives in Shushi cannot  alienate this Armenian cultural center from Artsakh and the Armenian  people, the statement reads.

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