Presidents Of Russia, U.S. And France Discussed Karabakh IssueMay 27th, 2011 | Category: Politics
By Tigran Matosyan
YEREVAN, May 27 — The Presidents of Russia, U.S. and France adopted a joint declaration on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict resolution and called on the leaders of the Republic of Armenia and Azerbaijan to prepare the population for peace and not for war and to finish the main principles of the Karabakh conflict resolution during the summit that is going to be held in June.
“When the agreement is reached, we are ready to establish the principles of the formal adoption and to support the development of the peaceful agreement, ” says the statement.
“This document, which is based on the Helsinki Final Act and on the elements, which are outlined in our joint statements made in Akvil in 2009 and in Muskok on June, 2010, gives the two parties an opportunity to overcome the unacceptable order of current issue. ” the Presidents of the three countries noted.
The Karabakh conflict started in 1988, when Armenian-populated Nagorno Karabakh declared secession from Azerbaijan. After the referendum, which showed that about 99 percent of the population living in Nagorno Karabakh voted for the independence from Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan undertook large-scale military operations. The military actions ended in 1994, by the trilateral agreement on the ceasefire on May 12.