Armenia has voted against the Georgia-presented bill on the refugees and internally displaced persons of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, and Azerbaijan has put a draft resolution on Nagorno Karabakh on UN agenda. Commenting on the issues, Armenia Permanent Representative at the UN Karen Nazaryan said:
“The Resolution on “Protracted conflicts in the GUAM area and their implications for international peace, security and development” and “The situation in the territories of Azerbaijan” were put on UN agenda in 2006. Armenia and other UN member countries were against the inclusion of the issues in the agenda from the very beginning.”
According to Ambassador Nazaryan, our position on the issue remains unchanged. “Negotiation processes are underway within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group, and inclusion of the issues in the UN General Assembly agenda can in no way promote the process. On the contrary, it will hamper the negotiations between the parties and the mediators.”
“Furthermore, these two issues cannot be considered urgent for the UN from the point of view of international peace and security against the background of the critical cases and issues that exist in different sites of the world and which are being periodically discussed in different UN bodies, including the General Assembly, the Security Council and the International Court of Justice.”
“It's a different question that with its bellicose statements on the resumption of war and aggression and provocative actions, Azerbaijan is trying to create an image of threat to the security of the South Caucasus, thus endangering the mediating efforts of the Minsk Group Co-Chairs.”
“We are against the resolutions. That's why yesterday Armenia voted against the resolution on the refugees and internally displaced persons of Abkhazia and South Ossetia proposed by Georgia,” Karen Nazaryan stated.