‘Artsakh’s Independence Will Never be Negotiated,’ Says ARF Leader During South American Visit

Aghvan Vartanian
Aghvan Vartanian

Aghvan Vartanian

BUENOS AIRES (Agencia Prensa Armenia)—Secretary of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation parliamentary faction Aghvan Vartanian visited Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil this week, giving a speech during the celebration of the creation of the Republic of Artsakh in Buenos Aires on Tuesday, September 8.

“Azerbaijan tried to stifle the desire for freedom of the people of Artsakh and failed,” stressed Vartanian in his speech to the Armenian community of Argentina. “Artsakh’s victory was achieved through the blood of our heroes, and the independence will never be negotiated.”

“For years, the Minsk Group of the OSCE has tried to find a peaceful solution to the conflict while Azerbaijan continues to refuse it,” he added, and called for support of “all efforts aimed at strengthening the democratic institutions of the free and independent Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh.”

The day before, on Monday September 7, he was received in Montevideo by the Armenia-Uruguay Parliamentary Friendship Group. Vartanian met with lawmakers Ruben Huelmo Martinez, Rafael Michelini, Pablo Gonzalez, Jorge Meroni, Dari Mendiondo, Susana Pereyra, Daniel Radio, and others.

Vartanian in Montevideo, Uruguay with members of the Armenia-Uruguay Parliamentary Friendship Group.

Vartanian in Montevideo, Uruguay with members of the Armenia-Uruguay Parliamentary Friendship Group.

“I cannot find words to express my gratitude to those parliamentarians who were not only in Armenia with the Armenian people, but also visited the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, being aware that such visit would cause them to be blacklisted from the neighboring country. Many well-known figures, artists, intellectuals and politicians of the world, are currently in the blacklist of Azerbaijan.”

“We know that in recent years Turkey and Azerbaijan have been lobbying in South America. We are convinced that these countries and those political figures who know Armenia and the Armenian people will not put their geopolitical interests above human values and human rights,” Vartanian said.


Discussion Policy

Comments are welcomed and encouraged. Though you are fully responsible for the content you post, comments that include profanity, personal attacks or other inappropriate material will not be permitted. Asbarez reserves the right to block users who violate any of our posting standards and policies.

One Comment;

  1. Edward Demian said:

    The Armenian communities in those countries are financially influential. Well known and respected, the South American Elites know that Azerbaijan is very far away, and their Armenian neighbors, associates, friends, partners, are very near and will always be there. Whilst everyone knows that the days of dictatorships are over and the few that are left are headed for the trash heap of history.