ARMENIAN LEADERSHIP SEEKS FOR INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION OF NKR

PanARMENIAN.Net
02.11.2009 20:39 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ "Armenia's recognition of NKR independence
should not be an end in itself. since authorities seek for full
recognition of Artsakh," RPA faction secretary Edward Sharmazanov
told a PanARMENAIN.Net reporter.

Touching on Heritage-proposed bill on Armenia's recognition of
NKR, he considered the step untimely. Besides, he added, Karabakh
settlement issue is within Minsk Group's competences, and if Armenia
unilaterally recognizes NKR's independence, that will impede the
peaceful settlement process.

With regard to international community's possible reaction, RPA
faction secretary expressed conviction that world would treat Artsakh
as a state like South Ossetia and Abkhazia although the latter have
already been recognized by Russia as independent republics. "As much as
Karabakh peace process is concerned, we have managed to have nations'
self-determination right fixed in Madrid document. That will make
it possible to enshrine the principle both de facto and de jure in
future," Sharmazanov noted.