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Nalbandian says the declaration jeopardizes the shaky situation in the region.

Nalbandian says the declaration jeopardizes the shaky situation in the region.

Armenia criticized NATO’s Chicago Summit declaration, saying the document makes no references to people’s right to self-determination.

Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian, who represented Armenia at the summit, said the NATO declaration’s “worrisome” language runs counter to the existing peace plan drawn up by the U.S., French and Russian co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group.

“That could harm not only the Nagorno-Karabakh negotiating process but also jeopardize the shaky situation in the region,” he said, according to Anatolia news agency.

“We remain committed in our support of the territorial integrity, independence and sovereignty of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and the Republic of Moldova, and will also continue to support efforts towards a peaceful settlement of these regional conflicts, based upon these principles and the norms of international law, the United Nations Charter, and the Helsinki Final Act,” the declaration said.

May/22/2012

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