In a move praised in Yerevan, Stepanakert and across the Armenian Diaspora, the Chamber of Deputies (Parliament) of Chile unanimously passed a resolution earlier this week condemning the “armed attack of Azerbaijan against the Nagorno Karabakh Republic” on Wednesday.
Neither “phased”, nor “package” options of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement are acceptable for political analyst Ara Papian, the head of the Yerevan-based Modus Vivendi analytical center, who does not see any essential difference in them.
The United States has described the May 16 meeting of the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict was “a step in the right direction”, praising the two South Caucasus leaders for demonstrating “political will”.
Director of the International Secretariat of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Bureau in Yerevan Giro Manoyan got a “dual impression” from the May 16 meeting between Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev.
No Inch of Land: Armenian hardliners riled by Sargsyan’s admission of territorial losses in Karabakh
Opposition hardliners in Armenia have criticized President Serzh Sargsyan over his attitude towards territorial losses to Azerbaijan during the April 2-5 war in Nagorno Karabakh that he expressed in an interview while returning from an internationally mediated meeting with his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev in Vienna.
Official Stepanakert has welcomed the Vienna meeting of the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan focused on the Nagorno Karabakh issue, but believes a “trilateral format” of negotiations must be restored.
Deciphering Diplomacy: Analysts in Yerevan and Baku discuss latest Sargsyan-Aliyev meeting on Karabakh
Armenian and Azerbaijani political analysts expressed different opinions – from cautious optimism to skepticism – when they discussed the results and different aspects of the May 16 meeting in Vienna, Austria, between the Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents during a Media Center teleconference on Tuesday.
President Serzh Sargsyan of Armenia and President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan agreed to respect ceasefire in Nagorno Karabakh and resume their dialogue to find a compromise peace deal during internationally mediated talks in Vienna, Austria, late on Monday.
The meeting between President Serzh Sargsyan of Armenia and President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan held with international mediation was, in general, positively received by the Armenian side, but experts and politicians also general expect no significant changes in the process as a result of that.
Military authorities in the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) said an Armenian soldier was killed overnight as an internationally mediated meeting between the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan aimed at reinforcing the ceasefire regime in the conflict zone was in progress in Vienna, Austria.