Armenian FM regrets Bako keeps violating the ceasefire after Geneva meeting

There is no alternative to the peaceful settlement of the Karabakh conflict based on principles of international law, Armenian Foreign Minister says.

At a joint press conference with visiting Foreign Minister of Poland Witold Waszczykowski, Minister Nalbandian voiced regret over the continuing ceasefire violations by Azerbaijan even after the Geneva summit, which claimed the life of an Artsakh soldier yesterday.

On relations with Poland Edward Nalbadian said “the two countries are celebrating two remarkable anniversaries today – the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations and the 650th anniversary of the Armenian community in Poland.

He said “the Armenian community of Poland has been a firm bridge between the two friendly states throughout centuries.”

Minister Nalbandian reminded that the Polish Parliament adopted a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide in 2015. Poland is also a co-author of the UN Resolution on Prevention of Genocide initiated by Armenia.

Witold Waszczykowski, in turn, invited the Armenian Foreign Minister to visit Warsaw. “We have to prepare the visit of the President of Armenia,” he said.

He added that discussions were not restricted to bilateral relations only. “I am here as a member of the European Union and NATO. Therefore, we discussed security issues and question related to EU,” the Minister stated.

“We are preparing for the Eastern Partnership Summit, therefore we also discussed how to improve the Eastern Partnership Programme, how to create a real perspective for real membership. So far the Eastern Partnership has not been a perfect instrument, because it does not provide real membership perspective,” Witold Waszczykowski said.

“We also discussed security issues. We are approaching the next NATO summit next year. Right now NATO is working in a 360 decrees approach, monitoring all the threats and challenges from all directions, including the Caucasus,” the Polish Foreign Minister said.

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