Interfax - Russia & CIS Military Newswire
May 18, 2017 Thursday 11:45 AM MSK
Recognition of Karabakh residents' right to self-determination is
compromise solution to Karabakh issue - Sargsyan
YEREVAN. May 18
Yerevan wants the Karabakh conflict to be resolved on the basis of
mutual compromises and change of the status quo, Armenian President
Serzh Sargsyan said.
"Changes in the status quo are acceptable, but only provided that the
matter is resolved in a comprehensive way. We have repeatedly spoken
in favor of a compromise solution to the problem, the essence of which
is in the recognition of the Nagorno-Karabakh people's right to
self-determination and its enforcement," Sargsyan said in his address
on the occasion of the first session of the Armenian parliament
elected on April 2.
Armenia will not support a settlement of the problem through
unilateral concessions, he said.
"We do not want the status quo to stay and we do not want to place the
burden of settling the issue on the next generation. The efforts we
are making jointly with the mediators to settle this conflict are
aimed at that," Sargsyan said.