Response of Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan to the question of the journalist of the Public Radio of Armenia within framework of the event dedicated to 101st anniversary of the First Republic of Armenia

28 May, 2019

Question: You received the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs. Can you elaborate on what has been discussed?

Zohrab Mnatsakanyan: We will soon be able to display certain results related to the agreements discussed in Vienna and Moscow. At this moment, we are also discussing the remaining issues. Of course, the Co-Chairs are still in Yerevan; they will also be in Stepanakert, and, after that, they are to visit Baku. We will be able to sum up more comprehensively only after that, since these developments are still unfolding at the moment.

Question: Mr. Mnatsakanyan, I would like to refer to Mammadyarov’s statement which reads: “we gave Armenia the time to get acquainted to the process, now that time is over.” How will you comment on that?

Zohrab Mnatsakanyan: We have stated on numerous occasions that this is not an appropriate language for negotiations, especially inappropriate for the negotiating side. Language of threats has not worked and will never work. We have also stated on numerous occasions that Armenia and Artsakh are confident in their determination to defend. That is not the point. In no way does this contribute to the process, especially when the negotiator expresses such statements; that is inappropriate.


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