Armenian must insist that an Armenian-Azerbaijani presidential meeting on Nagorno-Karabakh will not take place in June unless the Vienna agreements are properly observed, Vladimir Karapetyan, a Board member, Armenian National Congress (ANC) party, told Tert.am.
The OSCE co-chairs’ statement on an OSCE investigative mechanism and on the expansion of the existing Office of the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson in Office must be put into practice.
“At least we must consider the fact that in the negotiations Armenia is represented by two persons – President Serzh Sargsyan and Minister of Foreign Affairs Edward Nalbandian. I am sure that no information on new details of the document to be negotiated at the top-level meeting is available at a lower level,” Mr Karapetyan said.
Hopes should be placed on the Armenian leaders’ confidence and their not making steps that would pose a threat to Armenia’s interests.
“We have given our enemy some territories of Nagorno-Karabakh. I would like not only Yerevan, but also Stepanakert to understand well that they should stop calling the territories in question ‘of no strategic or tactical importance’ or ‘empty.’ It is not to our credit to justify our losses by making such assessments,” Mr Karapetyan said.
The more active negotiations are the higher are the chances to settle the conflict.
“The negotiations were stalemated. But we can now say this stalemate has been broken because an agreement on a meeting in June has been reached,” Mr Karapetyan said.