In his recent speech delivered at a public meeting with representatives of the Armenian society, Serzh Sargsyan clearly ruled out unilateral concessions over Karabakh, a deputy foreign minister said today, commenting on the president’s statement.
“First, there will be absolutely no unilateral concessions; secondly, it is ruled out for Nagorno-Karabakh to be part of Azerbaijan. His statement is plainly worded,” Shavarsh Kocharyan said at a news conference.
Asked about the possibility of external pressures, the official dismissed such a plan. “What do pressures have to do here at all? Any round of negotiations sees the mediators try to reach a common ground between the parties. And that means they are required to accept certain concessions to approximate approaches. It’s absolutely logical in any negotiation process,” he added.