President Serzh Sargsyan`s refusal to attend Chicago Summit is a losing position - PAP member Vartan Oskanian.

2012-05-22 14:18:29

Armenia’s ex-foreign minister, PAP member Vartan Oskanian put a comment on his Facebook page on the refusal of Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan to participate in the NATO Summit in Chicago.

According to him, he would have understood the wish of the President, unless the explanation of the Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian about the generalized clause on Karabakh in the draft resolution of the Summit. Oskanian stressed being in Chicago would have enabled the president to raise and discuss Armenia’s issues with leaders of world powers.

“This comment [Edward Nalbandian’s] is a position of a loser. It is what Azerbaijan would like Armenia to understand. Secondly, it is the shortest way to self-isolation,” Oskanian wrote.

The Nagorno Karabakh issue is not within NATO’s authorities, thus this formulation should not be taken as a ground. “If such a formulation appeared in the OSCE documents, I would have understood such approach,” he said, claiming that the draft resolution does not fix that the Karabakh conflict should be settled within the framework of territorial integrity of Azerbaijan. It just registers the current de jure situation.

“If guided by this logic Armenian president should not visit Iran, Georgia and many other countries,” he said. “Everything would have been all right if not the official explanation for not attending the Summit,” Oskanian concluded.

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