Failed meeting and empty talks. This is the assessment given by NA member Aram G. Sargsyan to the Kazan meeting of the Armenian and Azerbaijani Presidents. To note, A. Sargsyan himself participates in international meetings for the elaboration of the alternative ways of the peaceful settlement of the Karabakh conflict.
A model has been worked out by the representatives of Armenia, Karabakh and Azerbaijan. According to A. Sargsyan, no one showed any interest in the document except the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs, who assessed it as positive.
“The interests of the Armenian people should be precisely expressed in a corresponding concept, which is absent today. Azerbaijan toughens its position day by day and it is rather surprising that Robert Kocharian and Vartan Oskanian are constantly speaking of progress. However Azerbaijan is not going to recognize the independence of Nagorno Karabakh or its joining to Armenia. So what is the discussion held about? If the issue of the returning of the territories is considered while the status is not determined yet, so this can be rated as treason”, the deputy said.
In A. Sargsyan’s opinion, the policy pursued by the incumbent is dangerous and erroneous and the first mistake Armenia made is that it had not recognized the independence of Nagorno Karabakh from Azerbaijan. “From Azerbaijan, I emphasize, because we have a resolution of December 1 on unification. After all we should take into account one important circumstance- Nagorno Karabakh is a part of Armenia and was forcibly joined to Azerbaijan. If we forget this fact the independence of NKR will become senseless. Presently we know that that the people of Karabakh have declared NKR an independent republic. This is their will and Armenia must recognize the independence of Karabakh. After that Armenia should establish a dialogue with Azerbaijan,” he said.
The deputy is against the negotiation between Armenia and Azerbaijan. He is convinced that the talks should be held by Azerbaijan and NKR. However an Agreement of Armistice should be signed between Azerbaijan and Armenia and this agreement will serve as a security guarantee for Karabakh.