YEREVAN (Aravot) — On January 26, the two expected anti-Armenian reports at the PACE will hamper the Armenia- Azerbaijan talks over Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. This is what the ARF Bureau member Giro Manoyan thinks. “Such reports first and foremost undermine the negotiations, such decisions if a lot, will make our situation dangerous.
The overall sentiment over Artsakh and Armenians is positive but this is too much to hamper the negotiations. It is necessary for these resolutions not to be included in the agenda for discussion,” said Manoyan. As to what steps the Armenian side will take to the discussion of the reports, Manoyan could not say but expressed an opinion that the Armenian side is prepared as far as possible for such cases.
According to Manoyan, in the near future Armenia will join the launched petition against the anti-Armenian reports ordered by Azerbaijan at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. The petition was initiated by the European Office of the Armenian Cause. Manoyan could not give other details about the petition, only saying that it is at the initial phase.
Note that on January 26, PACE is planning to discuss two reports, which have an anti-Armenian content. They are: “Rise in violence in Nagorno-Karabakh and other occupied territories of Azerbaijan” by the British parliamentarian Robert Walter, and “Inhabitants of frontier regions of Azerbaijan are deliberately deprived of water” by Bosnia and Herzegovina representative Milica Marković.
The Armenian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has established a specific strategy and is ready to rebuff the anti-Armenian reports included in the agenda of the coming winter session.
Naira Karapetyan, National Assembly Republican Faction Parliamentarian, and member of the Armenian delegation to PACE expressed that the Armenian delegation has developed a definite strategy and are hopeful that they will achieve positive results.
Regarding the EAFJD (European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy) – initiated online petition against the two anti-Armenian reports of PACE winter session agenda, Karapetyan noted that the members of the Armenian delegation will voice the results of the petition during the session.
Karapetyan was also very confident that the number of signatories for the petition would increase greatly when winter session begins.
1012 have already signed EAFJD-initiated petition.