After the war of 2020, the preservation of subjectivity has become even more important for Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh), the latter’s foreign minister David Babayan told a press conference Wednesday.
According to him, 2021 was a special year for Artsakh and each of its inhabitants.
"After the disaster of the third war, it is time to start rebuilding. Artsakh is in a critical situation. It is wounded. But we can record that we are slowly moving from the 'resuscitation unit' to the 'intensive therapy unit.' First of all, the severe psychological situation needs to be overcome," Babayan said.
The FM reminded that the Artsakh Foreign Ministry, as well as the foreign ministries of other countries, pursues the policy decided by the head of state.
"The goals are the same. Other goals have been added to them. In 2021, we were trying to do everything to protect our interests at international organizations and not to be left out of geopolitical processes," Babayan said. In this context, the Artsakh FM added that it is very important to present one's own position.
According to him, the goals and tasks of Artsakh remain the same in 2022: In parallel with the settlement of the Azerbaijani-Karabakh conflict, the development of bilateral relations with friendly countries, and the strengthening of ties with Armenia and the Armenian diaspora.
"The most important goal is to preserve the subjectivity, so that the world sees that Artsakh exists and is developing, we are the masters of our destiny," David Babayan emphasized. "The most important direction continues to be the international recognition of Artsakh. After the war of 2020, the preservation of subjectivity has become even more important."
Speaking about the effectiveness of the Artsakh-related documents being disseminated internationally, the FM noted that this effectiveness can be judged from Azerbaijan's behavior and uneasiness in this regard. According to him, these documents refer to many issues: the humanitarian sphere, the return of Armenian captives from Azerbaijan, and the Armenian cultural genocide being committed in the Artsakh territories now occupied by Azerbaijan.
"There is a result, and we will continue to work in this direction," the Artsakh FM added.