Nalbandian Challenges Baku to Prove Commitment to Peace

Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian (right) with his counterpart from Bosnia Hezegovina Igor Crnadak
Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian (right) with his counterpart from Bosnia Hezegovina Igor Crnadak

Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian (right) with his counterpart from Bosnia Hezegovina Igor Crnadak

YEREVAN—If Azerbaijan truly wants to join efforts toward a peaceful resolution of the Karabakh conflict, it should show its commitment to resolve the matter based on the three principles proposed by the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs, Armenia’s Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian said on Wednesday.

“If Azerbaijan accepts the proposals of the Minsk Group Co-Chairs, it should prove, in practice, that it is ready to resolve the Karabakh issue on the basis of the three principles proposed by the mediators – non use of force or the threat of force, territorial integrity and the right of peoples to self-determination,” said Nalbandian who was speaking at a joint press conference with the visit Foreign Minister of Bosnia & Herzegovina Igor Crnadak.

Nalbandian also emphasized that Azerbaijan should remain committed to the 1994-1995 ceasefire agreements, adding that Baku must also adhere to the agreements reached last year in Vienna and St. Petersburg, regarding the establishment of mechanisms to prevent ceasefire violations.

“If Azerbaijan is ready to continue negotiations on the basis of the proposals of the OSCE Minsk Group, it should stop referring to the elements that only benefit it. The five statements made by the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairing countries note the three principles and several elements, which should serve as a basis for the resolution of the conflict. The Co-Chairs have said on many occasions that none of the principles should be given privilege over others, as giving preference to one of them will make it impossible to resolve the conflict. Armenia agrees with the mediators, unlike Azerbaijan, which constantly refers to one or two of the principles and even distorts them,” added Nalbandian.


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  1. stephan Markarian said:

    I do not know how many years and how many attaches and butchering ( at NATO training Budapest, Hrant Markaryan ,a year ago in Talish behedinng,, destruction of millennial CROSSTON of Tchouga , etc). Someone is playing stupid or he thinks he can fool address?

  2. Vagharshak Sevulyan said:

    This barbaric Turks and azeris only knows solve problems with military solution, because State sends other people’s sons to fight with enemy, they will be no peace in Artsakh. Only solution is Armenia should recognize Artsakh independence then other countries will follow, because caucuses is boiling for war. Armenia should build up military for defend the country, no other states will help us. We were powerful kingdom we can be again , we have excellent parents all over the world, only thing to bring this talent to Armenia, once for all let them build weapons, military hardware, etc etc.
    We should show our iron fist, no other way, do not accept help from Russia, Iran, USA, England etc etc.
    Our national survival depends to this, nothing else, talk is cheap. Not acceptable bring news that young Artsakh soldier is dead with Azeri bullet. Difference of relgion, political , social issues should be put aside , only for only for Armenia, Armenian Nation, Armenian Culture, Art, etc etc. GOD will protect us.
    Good Day to all.