Levon Melik-Shahnazaryan: Azerbaijan will have to recognize Artsakh sooner or later

Karen Ghazaryan

The recognition of the Republic of Artsakh by the Australian State of New South Wales is part of a chain, political scientist Levon Melik-Shahnazaryan told a press conference today. According to him, the recognition of Southern Sudan by Azerbaijan was another link in that chain. According to the political scientist all this gave strong arguments to the Armenian Foreign Minister ahead of the Paris meeting.

Levon Melik-Shahnazaryan does not doubt that Azerbaijan will have to recognize the Republic of Artsakh sooner or later. He does not share the opinion that the recognition of NKR is wrong; he does not see any controversies from the legal point of view, either.

According to the political scientist, the progress in the process of NKR recognition is a result of the coordinated policy of the Armenian National Committees, Armenia and the Nagorno Karabakh Republic. Without demonstrating extra optimism Melik-Shahnazaryan said “if the pace continues, we’ll have a few more decisions on the recognition of Artsakh in 2013.”

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