Expert: The Nagorno-Karabakh negotiations format in the US is alarming

26.10.2020, Yerevan.

The head of the Luys Information and Analytical Center Ayk Ayvazyan described the difference between negotiations over Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, which took place in Moscow and Washington, reports the Rossa Primavera News Agency on October 26.

According to the expert, the third attempt to implement the humanitarian ceasefire agreement was predictably thwarted. In this context, however, the expert examines Moscow’s and Washington’s approaches to the negotiations over Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

“If Moscow talks were held in a trilateral format, when all sides were present and all the parties knew each other’s position and arguments on the issue, and, most importantly, they knew the moderator’s, Moscow’s position. The negotiations in the US were held separately with each side. The Armenian side does not know what the US Secretary of State and the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister were talking about. This is alarming, ” stressed Ayvazyan.

Russian President Vladimir Putin clearly outlined his position on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict during the Valdai Discussion Club meeting at a Moscow-based think tank and discussion forum, while Trump has not yet been able to annunciate anything meaningful to the Armenian voters except for “beautiful” election promises, noted the expert

Earlier, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo held separate negotiations with the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan in Washington, which resulted in reaching the third humanitarian truce agreement over the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict starting 8:00 am on October 26. Trump called the task of organizing a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh ”an easy one,” however, an hour after the truce started both sides announced shelling and violations by the enemy.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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