No-one Wants a Lasting Settlement to Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict more than We do Armenian FM
No one wants a lasting settlement to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict more than we do, the Armenian Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanyan stated at the 14th meeting of the Council of OSCE Foreign Ministers,Trend reports. He said that the last meeting between the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan gives us hope that agreement may yet be found even on those principles around which we still don't see eye to eye. We know that a lasting solution will depend on the security and status of the people of Nagorno Karabakh. That is how this conflict began when their security was violated, and their right to self-determination trampled over, Oskanyan said. The Minister underlined that the principles under discussion seek to satisfy the right of the people of Nagorno Karabakh to self determination while at the same time eliminating the consequences of the conflict. We anticipate that indeed Azerbaijan will find the will to acknowledge and respect the right of the people of Nagorno Karabakh to determine its own future, its
own status, its own security arrangements. In just a few days, Nagorno Karabakh will hold a referendum to adopt a Constitution, Armenian Foreign Minister said. Oskanyan emphasized that so-called referendum will take place in Nagorno-Karabakh several days later. He spelled out that over the recent 15 years, they have built political institutions, through elections they have selected their own authorities and developed a legislative framework. They recognized the need for a basic law, and recognized that a referendum is the only acceptable way to collectively adopt that basic law.