On September 29 Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian received Helen Clark, UN’s Deputy Secretary General and UNDP Administrator.
The interlocutors exchanged views on the UNDP mission in different parts of the world, referred to the results of joint programs, the future projects.
The parties discussed the urgent issues on international agenda and the role of the UN in their resolution. The UNDP Administrator hailed Armenia’s participation in peacekeeping activities.
They expressed deep concern over the violence in the Middle East, Syria and Iraq. In this regard, Minister Nalbandian welcomed the Resolution unanimously adopted by the UN last week, which outlines the main directions of struggle against radicals.
The meeting of the Armenian Foreign Minister and the UNDP Administrator was followed by a joint press conference.
“Azerbaijan is trying to transfer the negotiation process on the settlement of the Karabakh conflict to different platforms, where there is no deep understanding of the issue,” Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian said at a joint press conference with Helen Clark, UN’s Deputy Secretary General and UNDP Administrator.
The comments come after in a speech at the 69th session of the UN General Assembly Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov quoted the resolutions on Nagorno Karabakh adopted by international and regional organizations.
“I think you mentioned that the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister did not mention the OSCE and the Minsk Group Ci0Chairs engaged in the settlement of the Karabakh conflict and have an international mediating mandate and help the parties find a solution. The organizations the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister referred to do not have that mandate and are not involved in the settlement of the issue.
“Azerbaijan is trying to transfer the negotiation process on the settlement of the Karabakh conflict to different platforms, where there is no deep understanding of the issue. This is yet another proof of the fact that Azerbaijan is not ready to solve the issue. It’s not ready for a solution on the basis of the norms and principles of international law reflected in the five statements adopted by the heads of Minsk Group co-chairing countries,” Minister Nalbandian said.
“Armenia has declared on many occasions that it’s ready to continue the negotiations on the basis of the provisions and proposals incorporated in those statements,” he added.
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan recently spoke about the intention to recall the Armenian-Turkish protocols. Minister Nalbandian said there are no concrete terms of recalling the documents from the Parliament.