The population of Nagorno-Karabakh has never consisted of 'two communities'. Armenians have always constituted an absolute majority in Nagorno-Karabakh. This is what Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Anna Naghdalyan declared during a briefing today, responding to the question about the various statements on the participation of the so-called ‘Azerbaijani community’ of Karabakh in the negotiations over the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict that have recently been made frequently.
Naghdalyan recalled that three sides are mentioned in the final part of the document adopted during the summit in Budapest and in the ceasefire agreement.
“Nagorno-Karabakh has never consisted of 'two communities’. Even during the Soviet era, Nagorno-Karabakh was an Armenian autonomy, in spite of the Azerbaijani authorities’ attempts to change the demographic proportionality. Armenians have always constituted an absolute majority in Nagorno-Karabakh. For this reason, the talks about communities are artificial and are aimed at having an impact on Nagorno-Karabakh’s participation in the talks,” Anna Naghdalyan declared.