Armenian Comments On The Decision To Withdraw The Resolution A/64/L.

Sept 10 2010

On September 9 Azerbaijan withdrew its proposed draft resolution
A/64/L.57 from consideration and voting at the UN General Assembly,
requesting to move the relevant agenda item to the agenda of the 65th
Session of the GA.

Many comments there were on this decision in Armenia.

“We are thankful to all those UN member states and in particular to
the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair countries, which through their stance
prevented Azerbaijan from deviating and damaging the negotiation
process of the settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh problem and not allowing
the adoption of an unconstructive draft resolution presented by
Azerbaijan in the UNGA”,- says the Statement of the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs of Armenia.

“Azerbaijani diplomacy has come to grief. The co-chairing countries,
which used to refrain from publicly condemning Azerbaijan, now
clearly indicated that they are fed up with Baku’s ultimatums,” said
the Secretary of the Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) parliamentary
group Eduard Sharmazanov.

David Babayan, head of the central information department at the
office of the Artsakh President, said that Azerbaijan has withdrawn
its resolution from the UN General Assembly due to the ‘request’
of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-chairs.

“The recent incidents at the line of contact between the NKR and
Azerbaijani armed forces should be viewed in a global context. The UN
General Assembly has already adopted a resolution on Kosovo, taking
into account the ruling of the International Tribunal. It means
that the Serbia-Kosovo reconciliation process has started. Another
important factor of Hillary Clinton’s statement on South Sudan.

Finally, the latest report of the International Crisis Group points
out to the drawbacks of the Aliyev regime. The Armenian side should
take advantage of the new geopolitical situation,” Babayan told a reporter.

“It is clear that Armenia had taken concrete steps to prevent the
inclusion of the resolution initiated by Azerbaijan on the United
Nations General Assembly agenda”, Edgar Hovhannisyan, a historian,
said at a press conference today.

From: A. Papazian

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