YEREVAN. – Nothing has changed in terms of arrangements reached in Saint Petersburg, Vienna and Geneva, acting Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan said in an interview with Armenia’s public television.
Answering to a remark that the former authorities are accusing the incumbent leadership of removing arrangements of Saint Petersburg, Vienna and Geneva from the agenda, Mnatsakanyan said that nothing had changed in this regard.
“We have not removed them from the agenda. This refers to reducing risks. The most important for us is the content, which should include a mechanism to reduce risks,” Mnatsakanyan explained.
According to him, the unplanned meeting of the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan in Dushanbe became very important. “It served to reduce risks. As a result of this meeting, the number of violations decreased. We are pleased, but we are not naive. A new escalation will have a very negative impact on the negotiation process. The agreements of St. Petersburg are not removed from the agenda, but the integrity of the risk reduction package is important for us. In St. Petersburg, Vienna, escalation continued in parallel with the negotiations. And now we have a concrete result. We have an ideology formed by the agreements in St. Petersburg and Vienna which they [Azerbaijan] rejected, ”Mnatsakanyan said.