Edward Nalbandian: There Is An Obvious Confusion In The EP Resolutio

Anna Nazaryan

21.05.2010 13:15

The Foreign Minister of Argentina, Jorge Taiana, has arrived in
Armenia on a working visit. This morning he had a meeting with the
Foreign Minister of Armenia, Edward Nalbandian, following which the
two came forth with a joint press conference.

Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian refuted Turkish media
reports about a new document negotiated by Armenia and Turkey.

"The information is false and is not worth being commented on,"
Minister Nalbandian said at a joint news conference with his
Argentinean counterpart Jorge Taiana.

Asked to comment on the resolution on the South Caucasus adopted by
the European Parliament yesterday, Minister Nalbandian said: "First of
all, I would like to express our respect for the European Parliament.

However, the points on the Karabakh issue do not go in line with the
Madrid Principles, the L’Aquila Statement or the Moscow Declaration
the document refers to."

"There is an obvious confusion here, and one of the reasons is that
the author of the report has never been to Karabakh and has not even
consulted with the MEP representing France, a co-chair country of
the OSCE Minsk Group. That is why some of the points contradict even
the position of the European Union. The European Union expressed its
stance in a statement issued in December 2009, which is fully in line
with the Armenian position," Minister Nalbandian stated.