YEREVAN UNWILLING TO BELIEVE IN ROMANIAN PRESIDENT'S ANTI-ARMENIAN STATEMENT

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April 20 2011
Armenia

YEREVAN. - A statement on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict ascribed to
Romanian President Traian Basescu conflicts with the position of the
international community, Deputy Foreign Minister of Armenia Shavarsh
Kocharyn said.

"I do not want to believe that head of an EU member-state may make such
a biased and non-constructive statement," Kocharyan said, the press
service of Armenian Foreign Office informed Armenian News-NEWS.am.

According to Kocharyan, if he did made such a statement, it contradicts
with the approach of the international community, the position of
the OSCE, EU, with the statement adopted at ministerial meetings
in Helsinki, Athens, Almaty, Astana Summit, as well as the joint
statement of Presidents Medvedev, Obama and Sarkozy in Aquila and
Muskoka, which clearly say that the status of Nagorno-Karabakh should
be determined on the basis of legally binding free expression of will.

"Such statements aimed at attracting Baku's sympathy, can arouse
nothing but bewliderment," Kocharyan stressed.




From: A. Papazian