YEREVAN. – The meeting between Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev in Munich had no positive impact on the Karabakh negotiation process. Giro Manoyan, head of the Political Affairs Bureau and the Armenian Cause Office of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Dashnaktsutyun Party of Armenia, told this to Armenian News-NEWS.am.
According to him, the meeting was actually not so much about the leaders of the two countries, but about the organizers who wanted to hold a communication in an open format. "The organizers of the debate pursued propaganda goals, and they achieved them," Manoyan said. "As for the settlement of the [Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh)] conflict, I do not think that the negotiation process should start from the times of Tigranes the Great."
According to him, the ideas expressed or not expressed hardly had any hidden purpose or meaning. "In meetings of this format, the interlocutors often miss some details, and this is normal," Giro Manoyan concluded. "For example, Aliyev's statement that Karabakh has been recognized by more than a dozen countries refers to such reservations."