Vice Speaker Of Armenian Parliament: Matthew Bryza Should Treat His


Noyan Tapan

Dec 5, 2008

YEREVAN, DECEMBER 5, NOYAN TAPAN. The joint statement signed by
the heads of foreign ministries of the countries – co-chairs of the
OSCE Minsk Group on Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement: France,
Russia, the U.S. in Helsinki on December 4 asserts the provisions
of the Moscow Declaration of November 2 and does not contain a new,
strange provision. Announcing this at the December 5 briefing, the
Vice Speaker of the RA National Assembly, member of "ARF" faction
Hrayr Karapetian noted that according to the ARF party, Nagorno
Karabakh cannot be part of Azerbaijan, it should receive international
guarantees of security and have a land border with Armenia.

As regards the statement made by the U.S. Co-chair of the OSCE Minsk
Group Matthew Bryza in Helsinki the day before to the effect that the
principle of Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity should be primary
in the Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement process, while some
possibility of exercising the nation’s right of self-determination
is not excluded, H. Karapetian said that he was surprised at the
mutually exclusive statements of the U.S. co-chair. In his words,
a political figure representing such a superpower as the U.S. should
"treat his own statements more seriously, but, unfortunately, we made
sure of the absence of this seriousness long ago".

Speaking about another statement of Matthew Bryza – the statement
about the prospect of establishing diplomatic relations between Armenia
and Turkey soon, the National Assembly vice speaker said that in this
case too "a wish is presented instead of the reality". According to
him, although the Armenian president has taken his step by inviting
the Turkish president to Armenia, it has not been followed by any
response political, diplomatic step of the Turkish side so far. Quite
the opposite, Turkey continues conditioning the establishment of
diplomatic relations between Armenia and Turkey by a pro-Azerbaijani
solution of the Nagorno Karabakh problem, denies the Genocide and
continues Armenia’s economic blockade.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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