Karabakh Not Anticipating Much From Kazan Summit

Karabakh Parliament Speaker Ashot Ghulyan

YEREVAN (ArmRadio)—The leadership of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic is not expecting much from the upcoming summit of Armenian and Azeri president scheduled for later this month in the Russian city of Kazan.

Speaking to reporters after a closed session of the Armenia-Karabakh inter-parliamentary cooperation commission, Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Parliament Speaker Ashot Ghulyan said the unlike the mediators and participants of the talks, the Karabakh leadership is not anticipating a quick resolution at Kazan.

“A joint statement may be adopted following the meeting of Armenian, Azeri and Russian presidents in Kazan, as the Minsk Group co-chairing countries are making every effort to achieve progress in the Karabakh negotiation process,” Ghulyan told reporters.

The parliament speaker said that Baku’s continued military threats and recent overtures to change the negotiation process do not instill optimism in the Karabakh leadership.

Ghulyan said that Nagorno Karabakh will sooner or later be involved in the negotiations as a full-fledged party to the talks.

“For this very reason, at the last meeting with the co-chairs, The Nagorno-Karabakh Republic president emphasized that we see the participation of Karabakh in all stages of the peace process,” added Ghulyan.

The parliament speaker said Karabakh leaders anticipate that the negotiation process will pick up speed in the fall and urged that all diplomatic efforts be used to present Karabakh’s position to the international community.

A corresponding agreement was reached during the Inter-parliamentary Commission session.

Ghulyan also commented on Thursday’s OSCE Minsk Group Co-chairmen’s statement calling on the sides to avoid military provocation. He said the statement was “addressed to those who have taken such provocative actions in the past.”

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  1. Lusik said:

    Good. But besides not anticipating, Artsakhian leaders, in my opinion, should keep active the campaign for revealing the wrongs in “solution searching the process”. The very fact that sides are not coming to mutually accepted plan is that the logic, reasoning is based on wrong posits. There are three principles to be implemented, but only two are presented by interested sides. The right for self-determination can’t be delegated neither to Armenian nor Azeri president. President of Artsakh must be there to make legitimate discussion based on THREE basic principles.
    Any president claiming to have a degree from a law school, obviously knows that. Obama, Medvedev (I don’t think Sarkozy has) and Aliev claim they have degree in law. So, use it! Don’t make your professors be ashamed of you!

  2. Lusik said:

    It became a tradition to produce a document which is wrong from its first instant. I mean the shockingly wrongly prepared Armenian-Turkey protocol. Sponsored by US, France and Russia. Same trio.

    It is good that the people and the leaders of Artsakh do not anticipate any good coming from spoiled and corrupted countries “helping hands”. But besides not anticipating, Artsakhian leaders, in my opinion, should keep active the campaign for revealing the wrongs in the “solution searching process”. The very fact that sides are not coming to mutually accepted plan is that the logic, reasoning of “decision making” is based on wrong posits. If number of unknowns exceed number of equation, there is no uniquely right answer! For instance, there are three principles to be implemented, but only two are presented by interested sides. The right for self-determination can’t be delegated neither to Armenian nor Azeri president. President of Artsakh must be there to make any discussion based on THREE basic principles a legitimate one. This is only one among many other mistakes which can be easily traced down. Sooner or later (but better sooner!) it will become visible to larger public.

    Any president who claims having a degree from a law school, obviously knows that. Obama, Medvedev (I don’t think Sarkozy has) and Aliev claim that they have a high education in international law. So, use it! Don’t make your professors be ashamed of you!

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