Armenia Ministry of Foreign Affairs Statement on Nagorno Karabakh Recognition

(MFA) – Today, Armenia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement on the recognition of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic.

Rumors regarding the conclusion of the Government about the initiative on recognition of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic, submitted by two parliamentarians of the National Assembly of Armenia, are irrelevant. The conclusion of the Government does not imply an endorsement of that initiative.

On numerous occasions Armenia has clearly declared in which case it will recognize the Nagorno Karabakh Republic.

In case of making such an important decision, as a credible and reliable partner, the President of the Republic of Armenia, would inform beforehand his partners and, first of all, the heads of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair countries.

We hope that Azerbaijan will be reasonable enough to refrain from the repetition of its adventure, unleashed in early April. Only through the acknowledgment of the lack of alternative to the peaceful settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh issue it is possible to return the process onto the negotiation track and find a just and effective way for the full implementation of the right to self-determination by the people of Nagorno Karabakh.

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