2018 electoral developments rule out progress over Karabakh– politician

13:29 • 28.12.17



Next year’s presidential elections in Azerbaijan and Russia rule out any chances of progress in the peace efforts over Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh), an Armenian politician said today, warning instead of possible escalations in the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict.


Speaking at a news conference, Director of the International Center for Human Development Tevan Poghosyan also shared his expectations of a politically active year “full of meetings”. “In reality however, I don’t believe we will have any progress; moreover, we must be ready for exacerbations in most different forms,” he said, stressing also the importance of a delicate approach to political developments.


“The expectations should not focus on what will happen in the outside world but rather - on the extent to which we will be ready domestically to push ahead with our interests in terms of equipping the frontline [with advanced surveillance technology], promoting economic development and fighting corruption. Perhaps, the right moment has now arrived for us to do a kind of homework in that direction,” Poghosyan added.  

Nelly Lazaryan





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