Irreversibility of strengthening Artsakh’s statehood causes nervous reaction in Azerbaijan – Artsakh MFA

Armenpress News Agency, Armenia
 Tuesday


Irreversibility of strengthening Artsakh's statehood causes nervous
reaction in Azerbaijan – Artsakh MFA



YEREVAN, JULY 18, ARMENPRESS. The irreversibility of strengthening the
statehood of Artsakh and its institutions causes a nervous reaction in
Azerbaijan, Artak Nersisyan - Head of the Information and Public
Relations Department of the Foreign Ministry of Artsakh, told News.am,
commenting on the statement of Azerbaijan’s foreign ministry
spokesperson who said the upcoming presidential election in Artsakh is
an attempt to undermine the efforts of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs,
reports Armenpress.

“As we have stated for many times, free, fair, transparent and
competitive elections, as an integral part of ongoing political
processes in Artsakh, aim at organizing the Republic’s public life and
forming government through democratic means. They can in no way have a
negative effect on the efforts of the OSCE Minsk Group aimed at
peacefully settling the Azerbaijani-Karabakh conflict. This stance has
been confirmed by the Minsk Group Co-Chairs in their numerous
statements.

Moreover, the mediators also emphasized the role of the Artsakh people
in determining their future within the frames of the settlement of the
Azerbaijani-Karabakh conflict. We believe that elections are one of
the ways to express the will of the people, therefore their holding is
in accordance with the logic of the peaceful settlement of the
conflict.

Azerbaijan’s negative reaction to the political processes of Artsakh
is caused not by the concern for the efforts of the Minsk Group
Co-Chairs which Baku itself hinders in any possible way, but the
desire to exclude the very existence of Artsakh.

It’s obvious that the irreversibility of strengthening the statehood
of Artsakh and its institutions causes nervous reaction in Azerbaijan.
Moreover, Azerbaijan’s rejection of the objective reality is one of
the main obstacles for the settlement of the conflict”, Artak
Nersisyan said.

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