Spokesperson for MFA Rules Out Scenario of Unilateral Concessions in Artsakh

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For Armenia it is a priority to shape an environment that promotes peace. Armenia has constantly spoken from the point of view of peace but this does not mean that Armenia is ready for unilateral concessions for peace, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Anna Naghdalyan said during the briefing, Armenpress informed.

“Shaping an environment promoting peace is a priority for us because we do not believe it is possible to achieve effectiveness in the process of negotiations if there is escalation. The assumption that Armenia could negotiate under threat is a very dangerous assumption. Armenia has repetitively spoken about peace, spoken about the necessity to achieve a solution that will be acceptable for everyone but this does not mean that it is ready for unilateral concessions endangering the right to self-determination and security of Artsakh for the sake of peace,” Naghdalyan said.

Commenting on the June meeting of the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Elmar Mammedyarov in Washington Naghdalyan said that during the meeting the focus was on the situation preceding the meeting, weakening of tension and return to the situation that was possible to form in the result of agreements reached in Dushanbe.

“The agreements reached in Dushanbe established operative communication which contained elements of prevention of and response to incidents. So, now a necessity has occurred to strengthen this mechanism which means that it is necessary to strengthen the ceasefire too,” he said.

Anna Naghdalyan said agreement on this was achieved during the summits in Vienna this year, as well as the summits in Saint Petersburg and Vienna in 2016.



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