Armenia Says Recognition Of Karabakh’s Independence ‘Paramount’


Deputy Speaker of Armenia’s National Assembly Eduard Sharmazanov on Wednesday, September 7 said the recognition of Nagorno Karabakh’s independence is paramount.

Addressing the Argentine lawmakers in Buenos Aires, Sharmazanov briefed them about the current situation on the contact line between Karabakh and Azerbaijan.

“We live in a region that faces a lot of challenges, with Turkey blockading Armenia for already 20 years now and Azerbaijan with its criminal policy threatening the security and stability in the region,” he said.

“Everyone must understand that there is no alternative to Karabakh’s right to self-determination. The people of Artsakh have the same right to self-determination as any other nation in the world. The recognition of Karabakh’s independence is paramount now.”

Further talking to the MPs, the Armenian official expressed hope that active contacts with the Argentinian parliament will bolster the dynamic development of bilateral relations.

At the end of his speech, Sharmazanov invited the members of Armenia-Argentina friendship groups to visit Armenia.


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