Nothing can question fact of Armenian genocide

12.03.2009 14:07

Yerevan (Yerkir) - Armenian Foreign Minister Edvard Nalbandyan lectured
at the French Diplomacy Academy on March 10 with a speech entitled
"South Caucasus: The Reality and Future."
Politicians, diplomats, experts and journalists attended the lecture.

Speaking on the Artsakh conflict, Nalbandyan said that while the wounds
of the war launched by Azerbaijan have not healed yet Baku is provoking
a new war.
Nalbandyan spoke about the Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement and
paid attention to the belligerent and non-constructive policy of
Azerbaijan. The Armenian FM said Azerbaijan has been circulating
documents at the UN which not only negatively affect the negotiation
process but also aim to justify possible use of force.

Nalbandyan also talked about normalization of Armenian-Turkish
relations in his speech. According to him the solution process of the
problems between Armenia and Turkey could not question the fact of the
Armenian Genocide. "If Armenia and Turkey have a political will and
sincere intentions to normalize the relations, no factor could prevent
it," he said.

Armenian FM said the "crucial" meeting of Presidents Serzh Sargsyan and
Abdullah Gul in Yerevan gave a new momentum to the negotiations and is
in the interests of the two states and peoples. According to the
minister, the negotiations are aimed not only at normalization of the
Armenian-Turkish relations but also assumed a serious contribution to
assure regional security and stability.