“To those questioning the support for Azerbaijan territorial integrity, I suggest them to read the United Nations Security Council resolutions on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: 822 from April 30, 1993; 853 from July 29, 1993; 874 from October 14, 1993, and 884 from November 12, 1993. I would also add the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 62/243 from March 14, 2008,” Manescu said.
In her words, all of these documents mention one thing: "the withdrawal of Armenian forces from all occupied territories of Azerbaijan".
"I understand that the Armenian people are upset with the conflict outcome. But we can’t agree with the law when it favors us and ignore it when it doesn’t," she said.
Instead of insulting those who choose to observe the international law and the fundamental principles of international relations, people who care about the Armenian cause should channel their anger on those responsible, Manescu said.
For too many years, Manescu noted, the weak and inefficient economic policies of Armenia were doubled by aggressive lobbying campaigns in various European capitals. Unfortunately, this was not in the interest of the Armenian people. It served only the leadership, covering their incapacity of delivering to their own people.
She stressed that three decades of conflict have been like a millstone for the whole region.
"It is time to think also about the people in the streets and their real needs. To see beyond the slogans. The South Caucasus needs development, not an endless conflict!" the former diplomat added.
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