By Year’s End One Country will Recognize Artsakh, says Nalbandian

Armenian Foreign Miniser Edward Nalbandian speaks to reporters in Stepanakert on March 2, 2017 (Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia)
Armenian Foreign Miniser Edward Nalbandian speaks to reporters in Stepanakert on March 2, 2017 (Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia)

Armenian Foreign Miniser Edward Nalbandian speaks to reporters in Stepanakert on March 2, 2017 (Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia)

STEPANAKERT (ArmRadio)— “Recognition by one country is not enough, but everything has its beginning,” Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian told reporters on Thursday in Stepanakert, as he commented on the possibility of recognition of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) Republic’s independence by Armenia.

“The negotiation process is aimed at exceptionally peaceful settlement of the conflict. We should reach not just recognition, but also realization of self-determination for the Artsakh people. This will allow hoping for Artsakh’s recognition,” Nalbandian said.

The Minister said that because Azerbaijan does not uphold the OSCE Minsk Group mandates, they are “losing in the negotiations” and has “forced itself into deadlock.”

“Having forced itself into deadlock, the Azeri side is trying to use force, which, they think will bring them bigger success. But soldiers in Artsakh have proven their illusions are void,” Nalbandian stated.

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