Artsakh Foreign Minister Comments on Sochi Meeting

Foreign Minister of Artsakh, Karen Mirzoyan

STEPANAKERT—“The very fact of holding a trilateral meeting between the Presidents of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Russia amid the unprecedented escalation of tensions along the line of contact and the Armenian-Azerbaijani border is already a positive step that can help stabilize the situation in the zone of conflict between Azerbaijan and Nagorno Karabakh,” Foreign Minister of Artsakh Karen Mirzoyan stated, commenting on the trilateral meeting of the Presidents of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Russia held in Sochi over the weekend.

“The initiative of the Russian side as one of the Co-Chair countries of the OSCE Minsk Group is a clear signal that there is no alternative to the peaceful settlement of the conflict between Azerbaijan and Nagorno Karabakh and that any attempts to undermine the peace efforts are unacceptable.

It is important that this signal reach the leadership of Azerbaijan, which on the eve of the meeting threatened more hostilities. Taking note of the certain shift in the rhetoric of the Azerbaijani side demonstrated at least during the public part of the meeting, we hope that this approach will be kept upon the return of the President of Azerbaijan to Baku.

In their turn, the authorities of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic, being committed to exclusively peaceful settlement of the conflict with Azerbaijan, are ready to further contribute constructively to ensuring the appropriate conditions for continuing the negotiation process and increasing the level of stability and predictability in the conflict zone”.


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  1. Hratch said:

    Nonsense. Get your head out of the sand. The initiation of Mother Russia is all the more reason to worry. The Raison D’etre of Russia is to hegemonize the region. They are in no way interested in the well being of Armenia. If courting Azerbaijan is what it takes for total domination and the expulsion western interests,. then that is what’s important to them. All this will be evident in due time.