For Good Life, Armenians Must Look Eastward Rather Than Armenia-Bound Westward - Activist

(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 23. Armenians must look not to the west - toward Armenia - but to the east for a good life, member of the Karabakh Armenian Movement Georgy Arakelyan told Trend .

"As expected, Armenia abandoned us. All this is due to the fact that we were always strangers to them. Both in the Soviet years and after the collapse of the Soviet Union. In the 1980s, the ideas of "miatsum" were created only to come to power in Armenia by new political forces," he said.

"Just as in the 80s we were used and abandoned, so it is now. History repeats itself. I hope that the Armenians of Karabakh will finally understand that for a good life they need to look not to the west - to Armenia - but to the east," the activist added.

In order to ensure the provisions of the Trilateral Statement [which haven't been withdrawn from Azerbaijan's Karabakh, contrary to the trilateral statement signed by Azerbaijani, Armenian, and Russian leaders following the 2020 second Karabakh war], suppression of large-scale provocations in Azerbaijan's Karabakh economic region, disarmament, and withdrawal of Armenian armed forces formations from the territories of Azerbaijan, localized anti-terrorist activities were carried out in the region.

Taking into account the appeal of the representatives of the Armenian population of Karabakh through the Russian peacekeeping contingent [temporarily stationed in Azerbaijan under the trilateral statement], an agreement was reached on September 20, 2023, at 13:00 (GMT+4) to cease anti-terrorist activities of a local nature under the following conditions: the formations of the armed forces of Armenia, Armenian illegal armed formations located in Azerbaijan's Karabakh region, lay down their weapons, leave their combat positions and military posts, and completely disarm; the formations of the armed forces of Armenia leave the territory of Azerbaijan; Armenian illegal armed groups are dissolved.

At the invitation of the Administration of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ramin Mammadov, responsible for contacts with the Armenian residents of Karabakh, met with Sergey Martirosyan and David Melkumyan as representatives of the Armenian residents of Karabakh on September 21, 2023, in Yevlakh.

In the context of discussing social and humanitarian issues, the representatives of the Armenian residents of Azerbaijan's Karabakh region informed that there is a special need for fuel. At the same time, they asked for humanitarian assistance in the form of foodstuffs.

As a result of the meeting, their request was taken seriously. In particular, it is planned to supply fuel for the heating systems of kindergartens and schools, as well as the emergency medical service and fire department, and to provide humanitarian support in the near future.


Trend News Agency

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