ArmInfo. The ruling "Civil Contract" faction of the National Assembly of Armenia objects to the use of the phrase Republic of Artsakh in the text of the NA statement.
Ishkhan Saghatelyan, a MP from the "Armenia" opposition faction, told reporters on December 2.
Earlier, the faction initiated an extraordinary meeting today, at which it is planned to discuss and adopt the text of the statement of the National Assembly in response to the statement of the Milli Mejlis of Azerbaijan.
Saghatelyan noted that the statement of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia is based on three main principles - the right of the people of Artsakh to self- determination, its status and the obligations of Armenia. However, as the MP noted, the representatives of the authoritieswant to make adjustments to the draft document, proposing to use the term "Armenians of Karabakh" instead of the phrase "Republic of Artsakh".
They also call for avoiding the use of the principle of the right of the people of Artsakh to self-determination and the obligations of Armenia. <Thus, they completely distorted the text of the statement. It turns out that the National Assembly and the Senate of France, as well as the Parliament of Artsakh, make statements, while the National Assembly of Armenia refuses to discuss the submitted document>, the MP said.
He also noted that the current authorities abstained from protecting the interests of Armenia and Artsakh, considering the national interests of Turkey and Azerbaijan. <There is no other explanation for this behavior. By the way, I want to emphasize that there is no political assessment in the statement proposed by the opposition. It refers exclusively to Artsakh and Armenia. We talk about the challenges faced by the Armenian people, and they, as always, are trying to evade the agenda, constantly promoting the issue of the previous 30 years>, Saghatelyan said.
He recalled that in the previous two times the parliamentary majority boycotted the meetings, which were convened at the initiative of the opposition. "It would be illogical to run away from reality for the third time, so the representatives of the authorities had to participate in the extraordinary session of the National Assembly initiated by us," Saghatelyan emphasized.
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