Nalbandian: Racism and racial discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance grossly violate human dignity and give rise to tensions within and between societies. That is why the fight against them became one of the main priorities of our chairmanship.
by Ashot Safaryan
Ahmet Davutoglu has successfully performed his mission unlike Edward Nalbandyan, Turkologist Artak Shakaryan told journalists on Saturday, when asked to comment on the Turkish Foreign Minister's Thursday visit to Armenia.
"Davutoglu has hit the mark: he came, made a show and went away. He just wanted to see how the world community would react to his step. And what he saw was quite satisfactory: the whole world applauded him and welcomed his 'constructive' efforts to start a dialogue with Armenia. Davutoglu made it clear that Azerbaijan's view is important in the Armenian-Turkish rapprochement. Even though he never mentioned Nagorno- Karabakh, he spoke a lot about regional stability and security and this overshadowed Nalbandyan's words about the inadmissibility of preconditions in Armenian-Turkish relations. I think Nalbandyan should have been more active and decisive in his words," Shakaryan said.