NKR National Assembly

Azat Artsakh, Nagorno Karabakh Republic [NKR]
02 May 2006

On April 28 the foreign minister of Armenia Vardan Oskanian, who
arrived in Stepanakert on a short visit, met with the members of
the National Assembly of NKR. Speaker Ashot Ghulian informed the
guests about the recent parliamentary hearings on the prospects of
settlement of the Karabakh issue in Stepanakert, and extended the
text of the conclusion of the debates to the head of the Foreign
Ministry of Armenia to present it to relevant agencies. In this
context, the foreign minister of Armenia observed the current and
possible developments on the issue against the background of the
international and regional realities, and presented the policy adopted
by the government of Armenia in the talks under the auspices of the
OSCE Minsk Group. He particularly emphasized that unlike the previous
round, in the present stage of negotiations the self-determination of
Nagorno Karabakh is the key issue, underlying the discussions. The
foreign minister of Armenia answered a number of questions of the
members of parliament.