Karen Bekaryan: Armenia dissipated Azerbaijan’s dreams of frustrating the peace process

Anna Nazaryan

The Legislative Council of Australia’s largest state of New South Wales adopted a resolution recognizing the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh and the right to self-determination of its Armenian people. Appreciating the fact, President of the “European Integration” NGO Karen Bekaryan said “the world has taken the path of recognition of the priority of the right of peoples to self-determination.

Following Safarov’s release and glorification, many were insisting Armenia had to suspend the talks with Azerbaijan. “Armenia chose to continue the negotiations, thus dissipating Azerbaijan’s dreams of frustrating the peace process,” the analyst said.

The negotiations continue, but it’s clear they cannot continue the same way. According to Karen Bekaryan, Armenia’s demands have changed: investigation mechanisms, withdrawal of snipers and stronger security guarantees.

“The Armenian side should insist that the OSCE or at least the mediators must have an office in Stepanakert to have first-hand information about the situation,” President of the “European Integration” NGO said.

The Armenian and Azerbaijani Foreign Ministers are scheduled to meet in Parison October 27. Karen Bekaryan considers that the possibility of Sargsyan-Aliyev meeting will also be one the agenda.

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