Armenia Will Recognize Karabakh’s Independence If Negotiations Fail, Says Nalbandian

Minister of Foreign Affairs Edward Nalbandian (Source: Photolure)
Minister of Foreign Affairs Edward Nalbandian (Source: Photolure)

Minister of Foreign Affairs Edward Nalbandian (Source: Photolure)

YEREVAN (ARMENPRESS)—During a question and answer period with the government of Armenia in the National Assembly, Minister of Foreign Affairs Edward Nalbandian said that Armenia would recognize the independence of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic as well as assure its safety, if negotiations with Azerbaijan failed and Azeri officials turned to military actions.

National Assembly member Zaruhi Postanjyan of the Heritage Party asked Nalbandian about the issue of Artsakh’s independence during the question and answer session.

Postanjyan also asked Nalbandian about Azerbaijan’s membership in the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO).

Nalbandian said that Azerbaijan’s membership to the CSTO has not been discussed among member states.

“Such [a] question is not discussed in [the] CSTO. Armenia is a CSTO member, and each member has a right to express an opinion. Such decisions should be made by consensus,” Nalbandian said.


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  1. edward demian said:

    Armenia needs to recognize Artsackh because then it will double its voting power at the UN. Also, with Armenia in the Russian camp, and Artsackh in the European camp, we’ll have better leverage.

  2. Art Napetian said:

    What are the impacts of that desision on the whole situation of peace?

  3. PK said:

    Why not just recognize it…… what are you afraid of….. Big Bad Bear? We have many Armenians who are all over the world and ready when we are needed….. The blood of all Armenians will always remain in us, no matter what the circumstances are….. RECOGNIZE ARTSAKH for GOD SAKE…… They are still firing at our positions….. That’s not enough reason or are we waiting for more of our young soldiers to die……