Al. Manasyan: today's meeting is a preparation of the Armenian and Azerbaijani Presidents' meeting
Today Armenian and Azerbaijani Ministers of Foreign Affairs Edward Nalbandyan and Elmar Mammadyarov will meet in Paris. Nagorno-Karabakh issue settlement is on agenda of the meeting. International society has already expressed its attitude towards the meeting. As US State Secretary Hilary Clinton and OSCE chairperson-in-office Eamon Gilmore announced before new offers will be presented by the OSCE MG co-chairs which will aim to make Armenian and Azerbaijani attitudes nearer.
Armenian politician Alexander Manasyan referred to the meeting of two MFAs today during the press-conference.
The politician does not have any special expectations from this meeting and considers this is just a preparation for the meeting of Armenian and Azerbaijani Presidents.
''Nothing decisive must be expected from this meeting. But in any case now these meetings have anti-Armenian character'', Manasyan underlined. According to the speaker Azerbaijan plans provocations on the border in order to make pressure on Armenian society and on the international society as well.
''It will be better if we discuss the events in larger frame and not only in local frame. It will be righter if we take into consideration the developments of the last 20 years when Azerbaijan always tried to present the issue as Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict'', politician underlined.
The politician considers that the idea of the attacks is more important case. ''Azerbaijan aims to strengthen idea of taking back the lands by force. We must explain the international society that it has no right to claim even one centimeter of land'', the speaker underlined.
Manasyan presented two possible versions of the Azerbaijani provocation on the border. ''First, it may be Azerbaijani own decision and the second, the international frames might be informed about it. In first case Azerbaijan just checks our strength. If the second version works, then the events may be connected with Iran as well and here the situation is becoming more complicated. In this case our diplomacy must act'', Manasyan considers.
While speaking about the possibility of war Manasyan said: ''We must always be ready for the war. In general, in the whole world everyone must be ready for the war as we face the competition every day and also in economical sphere. The peace is perfect but we must not also forget about the war''. The politician also added that according to him no war will take place now. At the same time Manasyan underlined that he would go to war if there is such a necessity.