June 21, 2012 - 15:50 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Foreign Affairs Ministry of the Artsakh Republic issued remarks on the joint statement by three Co-Chairing Presidents of the OSCE Minsk Group Presidents Vladimir Putin, Barack Obama and Francois Hollande at the G20 summit in Los Cabos, Mexico.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic supports the joint statement by the Presidents of Russia, the U.S. and France on the Azerbaijani-Karabakh conflict issued in Los Cabos.
“We always positively assessed initiatives aimed at a peaceful solution to the issue, considering all the principles of international law. We reaffirm our readiness to follow the appeals and recommendations of the leaders of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairing states.
At the same time, we have to state that the Azerbaijani side continues to interpret mediators’ statement in a way favorable for itself, thus torpedoing these initiatives. Azerbaijan continues to boycott the implementation of key confidence-building measures in the region, including elaboration of corresponding mechanisms for investigating the incidents at the borderline, withdrawal of snipers from the line of contact.
Unfortunately, official Baku hasn’t abandoned yet the initially assumed method of conflict resolution by force. Azerbaijan, representing a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, the responsibilities of which include struggle for regional security, rejects civilized ways of problem solution.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic expresses hope that this time Azerbaijan’s authorities will display constructivism and will abandon their futile policy of military-force blackmail and attacks threatening the fragile regional security and stability.
We believe that only through a political dialogue, with the equal involvement of the Nagorno Karabakh party, it is possible to achieve progress in the negotiations on the Azerbaijani-Karabakh conflict settlement and to establish lasting peace in the region,” the statement reads.