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Call to the Minsk Group Co-Chairs to ensure Artsakh’s full participation in the talks

The Inter-Parliamentary Commission of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia and the National Assembly of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic has adopted a statement, calling on the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairing countries to take practical steps to withdraw snipers from the lien of contact between the armed forces of Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan, investigate the border incidents and exclude statements and actions inciting hatred between peoples.

The statement stresses that the international recognition of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic will ensure the irreversibility of the process of settlement of the Azerbaijani-Karabakh conflict, and will signal to Azerbaijan that the use of force or the threat of force is impermissible.

Taking into consideration that the signing of the ceasefire agreement on May 12, 1994 was an important achievement in the process of settlement of the Karabakh conflict, the Commission reiterated the importance of reinforcement of the ceasefire to ensure the irreversibility of the peace process.

The statement reiterates that the Armenian people in Armenia, Artsakh and worldwide will use their potential to ensure the realization of the right of the people of Nagorno Karabakh to self-determination on the basis of the UN Charter and the founding documents of international law.

The statement also urges the Minsk Group-Co-Chairs to take necessary steps to guarantee the full participation of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic in all stages of the negotiation process.

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