Artsakh has never endured and will not endure any infringement on its territory and its army is as prepared as never before to protect the country's state borders, Speaker of Nagorno-Karabakh's Parliament Ashot Gulyan said at the 9th meeting of the inter-parliamentary commission on cooperation between the Armenian and Nagorno-Karabkh parliaments in Stepanakert on Monday.
He said that Azerbaijan keeps rejecting the mediators' confidence building initiatives and thereby endangers stability on its contact line with Nagorno-Karabakh. "We expect the world community to force Azerbaijan to stop this dangerous policy as it is a threat for the whole region," Gulyan said.
In his turn, Speaker of the Armenian Parliament Galust Sahakyan said that the Armenian Parliament gives top priority to the Nagorno-Karabkh problem. "Azerbaijan's 'all or war' policy is an obstacle to peace in the region. The Azeris have made Armenophobia as their national policy. They keep destroying everything
Armenian and spreading lies about Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh," Sahakyan said.
He believes that Nagorno-Karabakh must become a full party to the Nagornk-Karabakh peace process and that any agreement reached during the talks must be coordinated with the people of Artsakh. "We realize the importance of the OSCE Minsk Group as an effective format for searching for solutions to this problem. Any attempt to solve it by means of war may have unpredictable consequences for the conflicting parties and the whole region," Sahakyan said.