Matthew Bryza: "Armenian Prime Minister's statements contradict each other"

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"It is very important that the foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia continue their talks after the weird statements by Nikol Pashinyan," Former US ambassador to Azerbaijan and former co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group Matthew Bryza told Report's Georgian bureau.


According to him, th statements of the Armenian Prime Minister contradict each other: “Nikol Pashinyan first declared unity of Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh and then independence of Nagorno-Karabakh. It is impossible to hold meaningful negotiations with the new position of the Armenian government. This position is completely unacceptable for Azerbaijan. If I were a mediator and Armenia was in a new position, I would openly protest it and resign. So it is impossible to make progress with this position. This is also not fair.”

According to Bryza, the final legal status of Nagorno-Karabakh must be agreed through negotiations: “One must compromise in order to benefit from the negotiation process. If a party says it will not compromise to get everything it wants, it is simply not right. "

Bryza is taking part in the fifth international conference "What now?" in Tbilisi. The two-day event was organized by the Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC) and the McCain Institite.



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Matthew Bryza: "Armenian Prime Minister's statements contradict each other"

2019/09/80997253-5544-44da-ae7f-6fca253e1cf9_640-1568028383.jpg
Read: 647     15:39     09 September 2019    

"It is very important that the foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia continue their talks after the weird statements by Nikol Pashinyan," Former US ambassador to Azerbaijan and former co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group Matthew Bryza told Report's Georgian bureau.


According to him, th statements of the Armenian Prime Minister contradict each other: “Nikol Pashinyan first declared unity of Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh and then independence of Nagorno-Karabakh. It is impossible to hold meaningful negotiations with the new position of the Armenian government. This position is completely unacceptable for Azerbaijan. If I were a mediator and Armenia was in a new position, I would openly protest it and resign. So it is impossible to make progress with this position. This is also not fair.”

According to Bryza, the final legal status of Nagorno-Karabakh must be agreed through negotiations: “One must compromise in order to benefit from the negotiation process. If a party says it will not compromise to get everything it wants, it is simply not right. "

Bryza is taking part in the fifth international conference "What now?" in Tbilisi. The two-day event was organized by the Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC) and the McCain Institite.



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