The essence of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict is being distorted in the negotiation process, Armenian Deputy Foreign Minister Shavarsh Kocharyan told reporters today, following the government sitting.
“Azerbaijan has adopted a policy of force in the Karabakh conflict, which began with the Sumgait massacres and continues into today. Any progress in the talks is impossible unless Azerbaijan refuses from this stance,” Kocharyan said. He added that “the international community should come to understand that the international recognition of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic is the solution.”
Referring to the statement of the OSCE Minsk Group, the Deputy Foreign Minister said “they are the beginning of a direction.”
“The mediators are always trying to put an equation mark between the parties, but some change is obvious. According to my assessment, that’s not enough, but the change in the statements is apparent. This will further deepen, if Baku fails to return to a pragmatic field,” Shavarsh Kocharyan said.