ArmInfo. Yes, I think that the European ike the entire international community, has a very serious role in the future discussions of ensuring the rights and security of the people of Nagorno Karabakh and eliminating the ongoing blockade of Nagorno Karabakh.
Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan stated ton February 8 in Yerevan at a joint press conference with roatian Foreign Minister Gordan Grlic-Radman in response to the question whether the EU mission can really play a role in deterring Azerbaijani aggression and establishing peace in the region.
" I repeat, there is only one way for the solution of all problems, peace talks, diplomatic path, and here the international community and particularly the European Union have a role to play," Mirzoyan said.
In turn, the Croatian diplomat noted the importance of this issue, and how the European Union can unite efforts in the direction of the two countries. "It is very important that Armenia acknowledges the importance of the EU monitoring mission. I'd like to mention that the EU monitoring mission consists of up to 100 persons, and it has a term of two years," he said, adding that the mission is temporary.
According to him, this mission is a temporary instrument for establishing sustainable and lasting peace in the future and this doesn't guarantee status quo in any way. As ArmInfo previously reported, on January 23, the EU Council approved the deployment of an EU civilian mission to Armenia for a period of two years. The operational headquarters will be located in Armenia. The Civil Mission Commander will be Stefano Tomat, Managing Director of the EEAS Civilian Planning and Conduct (CPCC) Division. In the near future, a Head of Mission will be appointed to lead operations in the field. The missions goal is to help stabilize the situation on the ground. Russia reacted negatively to this EU decision.