Azerbaijan, Baku, May 20 / Trend I. Izzet /
A document entitled 'Six Principles' does not and never has existed. The updated Madrid principles has an integral part which includes six articles, the director of the Centre for Political Innovations and Technologies, political analyst Mubariz Ahmadoglu told Trend on Monday.
According to the analyst, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Edward Nalbandian declared his country's readiness to sign the six principles. The statement made by him in Paris, was apparently the result of pressure on official Yerevan exerted by France on the issue of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict." the analyst said.
Updated Madrid principles released in July 2009 on the official website of the U.S. president in a form of a joint statement of the presidents of the three co-chair countries consists of a preamble, six articles and summary, Ahmadoglu noted.
"The essence of this document is that part of the occupied Azerbaijani territories should be freed immediately and Nagorno Karabakh will be gradually returned to Azerbaijan. Now, in order not to look guilty in the eyes of Armenians, Nalbandian changed the name of the updated Madrid principles to 'Six Principles' Ahmadoglu said.
Making this statement, Nalbandian could pursue two purposes, the analyst believes.
"First of all, the European Union is forcing Armenia to sign the updated Madrid principles. Armenia is forced to reckon with the EU. If Armenia signs the updated Madrid principles, the EU will hold a donor conference which is expected to collect aid for Armenia to the sum of 1.5 billion euros. Second by changing the name of the updated Madrid principles to 'Six Principles', Nalbandian wants to upset Azerbaijan to make the latter to refuse to sign the document. Eventually Armenia will convince the EU that by signing, it is Azerbaijan not Armenia which does not want to sign the updated Madrid principles," the analyst added.