Youth From Post-Soviet Countries Visit Karabakh

YOUTH FROM POST-SOVIET COUNTRIES VISIT KARABAKH

Tert.am
12.08.11

Acting NKR Foreign Minister Vassily Atajanyan received a group of
students from ten countries of the former Soviet Union and Europe on
August 11.

According to a press release by Karabakh’s Foreign Ministry, Vassily
Atajanyan stressed the importance of visiting Nagorno-Karabakh by
representatives of the youth from various countries in terms of
getting acquainted with the real situation in Karabakh.

Upon request, acting Atajanyan focused on the history of the
Azerbaijani-Karabakhi conflict, noting that “due to the fault of Baku
fair and peaceful demands of the Artsakh people had been squeezed
out of the legal framework into the plane of military confrontation”.

At the same time, he stressed the weakness of Azerbaijan’s territorial
claims to Nagorno-Karabakh both historically and legally.

Further, he said the international community should recognize the de
facto 20-year independence of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.

He once again confirmed the commitment of the NKR authorities to the
peaceful resolution of the Karabakh issue, noting that real progress
in the negotiation process is possible only with the participation
of official representatives of the main party to the conflict –
the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.

The guests thanked Atajanyan for “comprehensive answers to their
questions”.

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