China Doesn’t Stand Aloof From The Karabakh Conflict Either


19.12.2006 GMT+04:00

Each side hears from the diplomats what it wants to.

Probably very few countries are left in the world, which, according to
Azeri Press do not support the territorial integrity of the Republic
of Azerbaijan regarding the issue of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
regulation. China didn’t stand aloof from the issue either. According
to APA (Azeri Press Agency) Press-Secretary of the Chinese Ministry of
Foreign Affairs Guin Guang announced, "China respects the integrity
of the Republic of Azerbaijan, its sovereignty and supports the
Resolution of UN Security Council on Nagorno-Karabakh".

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ China, of course, is a large country and is a member
of UN Security Council and has a right of veto. Its opinion, like
the opinion of the other countries, is vital. The fact is that the
Azeri Mass Media so often disseminates such misinformation, that the
Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs is hardly believed to have made
such an announcement. And even if it is so, then it means, that the
World Community, is poorly informed about the conflict and moreover
about the UN Resolutions, for which the same China voted in 1993. By
the way, Resolutions are much spoken about in Azerbaijan; however
the text itself isn’t quoted. In the meantime, the UN Resolutions are
estimated by forces, which have taken control of several Azeri regions,
like the "local Armenian forces", and in this way the statement of
the official Azerbaijan concerning the participation of the RA Armed
Forces in these developments is rejected.

Besides, the mentioned documents of UN Security Council call for
taking all the necessary measures in the region and solving the
existing problems (withdrawal of troops, reestablishment of economic,
transportation and power links in the region, returning of the
displaced persons, negotiations within the frames of OSCE Minsk Group,
as well as direct contact between the sides with the aim of coming to a
final decision etc.) There were only four of them: UN Security Council
Resolution N 822, 29.04.93; UN Security Council Resolution N853,
29.06.93; UN Security Council Resolution N874, 14.10.93, UN Security
Council Resolution N884, 11.11.93. It is obvious, that it is not
handy for Azerbaijan to be reminded of the kernel of these documents;
moreover, probably Baku hopes that nobody remembers what was stated
in them, so they may interpret them in the way they would like them to.

On the other hand each country hears from the diplomats what
it wants to. That’s our neighbors – the whole world is for the
territorial integrity, only for some reason the nation’s right on
self-determination is always affixed to it. Even if we admit, that
such announcements supporting the Azerbaijani positions regarding the
Nagorno-Karabakh conflict regulation have been made by countries like
China, Japan, Korea then it must have been dictated by the momentary
dependence of the mentioned countries on Azerbaijan.

In the end, it’s all the same for all of them how the confrontations
in Nagorno-Karabakh will end. In this very case China is interested
in energy vectors, which are skillfully implemented by Azerbaijan. It
is not by accident that earlier the Chinese side has expressed its
readiness to assign financial support for Kars-Akhalkalaki-Baku
railroad construction. However, this is not enough either to make
such kind of announcements. Strangely enough, China has been silent
regarding the Nagorno-Karabakh referendum so far.

"PanARMENIAN.Net" analytical department

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