The Armenian Foreign Ministry positively assesses the implementation of the program of exchange of journalists from Armenia, Artsakh and Azerbaijan held on November 17-21, spokesperson for Armenian Foreign Ministry, Anna Naghdalyan told reporters on Friday.
According to her, the beginning of the program is promising, the active participation of the parties and the desire to successfully implement it were noticeable, the full participation of Artsakh is especially important.
The spokeswoman noted that the Azerbaijani side showed constructiveness, there is a willingness to continue.
Asked to comment on the confidentiality during the preparation and implementation of the program, Anna Naghdalyan noted that this is the first trip after 17 years of interruption; the question arose of the security of not allowing politicization of the program.
“With regard to secrecy, Azerbaijani journalists met with a large number of colleagues and experts, so there can’t be any talk of secrecy,” she said adding that Armenia and Artsakh have always advocated expanding the powers of the office of the personal representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk.
According to her, regardless of periodic rounds of tension, there is a general reduction in risks.
“This is a clear result and steps must be continued,” she added.