YEREVAN. – It is our duty to double our efforts to prevent new genocides, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.
Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Thursday stated the aforesaid in his opening remarks at the 17th Summit of the International Organization of La Francophonie, in capital city Yerevan.
In the PM’s words, the constant existence of conflicts obligates us to reaffirm our commitment to conflicts’ pacific settlement within the framework of recognized international negotiating formats.
“That also applies to the Nagorno-Karabakh [(Artsakh)] conflict,” he added. “We are convinced that Nagorno-Karabakh must have a decisive voice in the peace negotiation process, and its status should be determined taking into account the Nagorno-Karabakh people’s legally-binding right to expression of will.”
But Pashinyan stressed that, at the same time, security issue is of key importance to Karabakh.
“We believe that the creation of a peace-oriented climate is key to moving the settlement process forward,” the Armenian PM concluded, above all. “And our entire efforts are aimed at the promoting of the achievement of speedy and comprehensive agreements (…) on measures of mutual trust.”