ARMENIAN FM: NO PROGRESS ACHIEVED DUE TO BAKU'S NON-CONSTRUCTIVE STANCE
- Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian issued a statement on OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair countries' joint statement on Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement.
"We highly assess the efforts by the presidents of OSCE MG Co-Chair countries. The statement issued during G-20 summit in Los Cabos may foster Nagorno Karabakh talks. Armenia is committed to peaceful settlement of the conflict. We, too, like the co-chair countries, regret that despite the joint statement at Deauville in 2011, no progress has been achieved due to Azerbaijan's non-constructive and maximalist position at Kazan meeting.
Armenia will continue efforts to reach agreement on basic principles of the conflict resolution.
We, too, like the co-chairs, called to respect the 1994 ceasefire agreement, urging to abstain from hostile rhetoric.
Azerbaijan, in contrast to Armenia, rejected mediators' offers to remove snipers from the contact line and to develop mechanisms for investigation of border incidents.
Azerbaijan not only keeps turning down mediator's proposals, but also grossly violates the ceasefire through constant attacks.
Armenia, unlike Azerbaijan, has repeatedly expressed readiness to continue talks based on OSCE Minsk Group co-chair countries' statements issued in L'Aquila, Muskoka, Deauville and in Los Cabos," Minister Nalbandian's statement reads.
- 1861 Birth of the Norwegian Friedhof Nansen (public figure). He died in 1930 after helping countless Armenian refugees, who had survived the Armenian Genocide perpetrated by the Turks. He created the "Nansen Passport" for these stateless refugees.
- 1911 Death of Petros Simonian, national figure, publicist in Tbilisi and editor of the "Meghoo Hayastanee" periodical.
- 1918 The first Armenian delegation arrived in Constantinople to start reconciliation talks with Turkey.
- 1935 Opening of the State Historical Museum of Armenia in Yerevan.
- 1954 Death of Smbat Boroyan, participant in the 1921 February rebellion and the volunteer movement of the Sassoon rebellion of 1904. He was born in 1882.
- 2001 Death of Sargis Baghdasarian, sculptor, artist and teacher. His "We are our mountains" - "Gharabaghthsiner" sculpture (1967) became a symbol of the national movement of Artsakh. He was born in 1923.