The Madrid Principles are the only internationally approved document in which the co-chairs recognize the exercise by the people of Artsakh of the right to self-determination, Baghrat Mikoyan, coordinator of the office of the second President of Armenia Robert Kocharyan, told Yerevan.Today.
His remarks came commenting on the statement of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in parliament that, by adopting the Madrid Document, the Armenian authorities questioned the referendum on the independence of Artsakh.
According to him, Madrid principles are the only internationally approved document in which the co-chairs recognize the exercise by the people of Artsakh of the right to self-determination in accordance with international law through the 1991 processes, with mandatory acceptance by all.
The PM said the former authorities of Armenia ‘are guilty of delegitimizing the procedures by which Nagorno-Karabakh declared its independence.’
Earlier, a controversy ensued between Pashinyan and a deputy from the Armenia opposition bloc, a member of the ARF Dashnaktsutyun party Armen Rustamyan, during which the head of government promised to reveal some scandalous details of the negotiations.
However, the opposition left the hall that day, and Pashinyan did not finish, saying that the exposure would take place in their presence.