FOREIGN MINISTER OF ARMENIA: TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY OF AZERBAIJAN IS NOT CONNECTED WITH SELF-DETERMINATION OF ARTSAKH
ArmInfo. Territorial integrity of Azerbaijan is not connected with
self-determination of Artsakh, Foreign Minister of Armenia Edward
Nalbandyan said in an interview with Radio Liberty.
"The process of self-determination of Karabakh started when Azerbaijan
was not an independent state but a Soviet republic. A must recall that
the European Parliament passed a statement in 1999 saying Azerbaijan
became independent in the same way Karabakh did, via adoption of a
similar declaration. Just open this statement and you will see",
Nalbandyan said. The minister also recalled that a statement was
passed during OSCE FMC in Athens, which fixed the peoples’ right for
self-determination, and there is the name of Azerbaijan under this
statement. According to the Armenian FM, if Azerbaijan avoided to
use, or did not wish to admit indication of the principle of self-
determination in any document and did not sign such a document,
now it happened differently.