Politician: Perhaps great powers have promised Armenia to pressure Turkey into opening Armenian-Turkish border

Armenian general suggests delivering a series of preventive surgical strikes at Azeri army's combat positions

General: Even Turkish instructors admit low combat effectiveness of Azeri army

Mika Stadium placed on auction

Resident of Artashat wounded in shooting

Armenian Foreign Minister to attend Erdogan's swearing-in ceremony

VTB Bank (Armenia) offers a new installment credit with 1% discount

Beeline provides its subscribers with free access to its website

ACBA-Credit Agricole Bank announces a CASHBACK QUEST contest for AmExR Cashback cardholders

Ameriabank launches AmeriaToken - innovative application for smartphones of customers using online services

Employees of Areximbank-Gazprombank Group join international Ice Bucket flashmob

Armenian Presidnet: Not everybody is glad that Armenia is joining the Customs Union

Armenian FM may attend inauguration of Turkish President

Armenian President is comfortable with activities of parliamentary opposition

Vice Speaker of Armenian Parliament: Mass violence applied against Yazidis in Iraq is unacceptable

Georgian Military road completely cleared

President of Armenia: Baku organizes provocations at the highest level

Aram Manukyan: Armenian authorities pushed the idea of independent and free Armenia to the sidelines

Coordination Center of Armenian Associations of Sweden demand Azerbaijan to repatriate Karen Petrosyan's body

Areximbank-Gazprombank Group provides nonchip Visa Gold and MasterCard Gold cards

Shavarsh Kocharyan: Murder of Karen Petrosyan has many similarities with the cruel murder of American journalist in Syria

Ivan Kuhta: Difference of our political orientation will not affect Ukrainian-Armenian relations

Armenian President: Armenian-Georgian relations are on all-time high level

Special offer for Orange Internet subscribers

Armenia's Defense Ministry Spokesperson denies Azerbaijan's reports on exchange of captives


Ivan Kuhta: Difference of our political orientation will not affect Ukrainian-Armenian relations

Zardusht Alizadeh: Arriving in Sochi, Aliyev and Sargsyan once again demonstrated the world that Russia is still the demiurge in the Caucasus

Masis Mailyan: Unlike Azerbaijan, global centers of force are not interested in growing tensions in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone

Sergey Grinyayev:The West’s sanctions are extremely positive for the Eurasian Union project

Alexey Kolomiyets: West's sanction will hardly sober Putin and the Kremlin

Hrant Bagratyan: Sanctions will have tangible impact on Armenia

Georgi Kolarov: The second Nagorno-Karabakh war is inevitable

Artashes Shaboyan: Reduction in consumer demand has a negative effect on supermarkets

Tigran Davtyan: If you have a telephone with you, it means that you have a wallet with you too

Shmuel Meirom: Israel is willing to contribute of its experience in the field of economy, but it cannot force Israeli business to invest in Armenia

Marine Karapetyan: Ameriabank on large business: problems and solutions

Eduard Sharmazanov: The opposition camp has no leader to steer the people

Alexander Zinker: Readiness of the Kremlin to protect its “Big Russian world” is dangerous for Russia itself

Vahe Davtyan: lternative power engineering should be developed regardless of fluctuations in electric power tariffs

Alexander Krylov: Taking into consideration the experience of the EU, Russia has to refuse maximal extension of the Eurasian Economic Union

Edward Nalbandian: "If the Turkish side considers that it could reanimate today what was rejected by all four and a half years ago, it is in vain and without perspectives"

  • by Marianna Mkrtchyan

  • Monday, April 28, 12:00

 On April 26 Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian received the delegation of well-known "Paasikivi" foreign policy society, which consists of Finland's political and public figures, diplomats and experts, the Foreign Ministry reported.

Minister Nalbandian presented to the guests the Armenian foreign policy priorities, steps towards the development of partnership with different states and regions, Armenia's approaches on regional issues and their resolution, efforts of Armenia and the international community toward the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

The Minister also answered a number of questions.

Answering one of the questions, Minister Nalbandian touched upon the claim by the Turkish Foreign Minister that the content of the non-pronounced speech in Zurich during the signing ceremony was similar to that of the Turkish PM statement on April 23.  Maybe he forgets that on October 10, 2009 there were other participants in Zurich who could remind what happened in reality.

"I would like to recall that according to the reached agreement everyone who was to make a statement during the signing ceremony of Protocols in Zurich should have beforehand provided their texts of speeches. Turkey breached this arrangement. This is the reason why the signing ceremony was postponed so long until the Turkish side felt obliged to provide the statement text.
All the representatives of states participating in the signing ceremony considered the statement text of the Turkish side as unacceptable and suggested to hold the ceremony without any speeches and the Turkish Foreign Minister was obliged to accept that. That was the reason why the ceremony took place with nearly 3-hours delay. Moreover, right after the signing ceremony the participating Foreign Ministers made public comments, underlining that any statement made following the signing could not have an impact on the reached agreements enshrined in the Protocols.

If the Turkish side considers, that it could reanimate today what was rejected by all four and a half years ago, it is in vain and without perspectives.   
By the way, I told the same to the Turkish Foreign Minister last December in Yerevan," highlighted Minister Nalbandian.
Edward Nalbandian added, "It would be appalling to imagine that the perpetrators of Holocaust, Cambodia, Rwanda, other crimes against humanity, can be equated with the victims.

99 years ago on May 24, 1915 Russia, France and Great Britain issued a special declaration by which they warned the perpetrators of the atrocities against the Armenian people that they would be held personally responsible for "these new crimes of Turkey against humanity and civilization." That statement is still important for the international community in preventing new genocides, new crimes against humanities."

Send to a friend

To (e-mail)

Your name



View comments (0)

Be first to comment on this article

* Indicates required fields