“Discussion of a conflicts between two countries in the parliaments of third, fourth and fifth countries sets a bad precedent,” Chairman of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Foreign Relations Artak Zakaryan told reporters today. The last case was registered on February 7, when the Foreign Relations Committee of the Czech Parliament adopted a resolution condemning the Armenian side of the tragic events in Khojaly.
According to Zakaryan, Azerbaijan continues to invest its diplomatic resources to turn foreign parliaments into platforms for active discussions. “Azerbaijan’s diplomatic steps are no secret to anyone. Armenia’s diplomatic efforts are targeted at preventing them. Moreover, the Armenian diplomacy is trying to explain to members of parliament of different countries that discussion of a conflict between two countries in the parliaments of third, fourth and fifth countries sets a bad precedent,” the MP said.
“Partner, friendly and loyal countries sometimes allow their parliaments to serve as a stage for so-called “diplomatic wars,” and this is a very bad practice, especially considering that these discussions in any format negatively affect the development of situation, and hamper the efforts of the mediators of the past twenty years, escalate tension between the two societies,” Artak Zakaryan said.
“There is only one way of settlement of conflicts in world history – recognition of the right to self-determination,” he said, adding that “the people of Nagorno Karabakh have that right.”