EX-AMBASSADOR PREDICTS EITHER GREAT ACHIEVEMENTS OR HEAVY LOSSES IN THE COMING YEARS
Head of the “Modus Vivendi” center Ara Papyan stands for normalization
of Armenian Turkish relations, but opposes the protocols.
He says the coming years are going to be fatal for Armenia. The issue
of recognition of the Armenian Genocide will be actively discussed on
its 100th anniversary. “Even if not many countries recognize the fact
of genocide, many will at least accept the fact of ethnic cleansing,”
the ex-Ambassador of Armenia to Canada said.
The coming years will mark a turning point: we’ll either register
great achievement or heavy losses, Papyan said.
He noted that developments on the Karabakh issue should be expected
sooner, as Baku will demonstrate hastiness because of decreased
“The oil reserves will gradually reduce in 2013-2014 and Azerbaijan
will become nothing for the superpowers,” he said.
Ara Papyan attached importance to the unification with Talish, Avar
and Lezgi minorities ofAzerbaijan.
Azerbaijan intentionally sends Talishs to the line of contact, and
the latter have started protesting against this. Representatives of
the national minorities do not want to go to the line of contact,
to protect the borders of Azerbaijan, especially considering that
they have no reason to fight against Armenians.