The next common declaration by NATO: there is a part about Nagorno-Karabakh issue as well
The Heads of the State and Government participating in the meeting of the North Atlantic Council in Chicago on May 20, 2012 issued a summit declaration. The declaration refers to various topics which were on Summit agenda. It also touches upon the South Caucasus conflicts.
“With our vision of a Euro-Atlantic area at peace, the persistence of protracted regional conflicts in South Caucasus and the Republic of Moldova continues to be a matter of great concern for the Alliance. We welcome the constructive approach in the renewed dialogue on Transnistria in the 5+2 format, and encourage further efforts by all actors involved. With respect to all these conflicts, we urge all parties to engage constructively and with reinforced political will in peaceful conflict resolution, and to respect the current negotiation formats”, it says. “We call on them all to avoid steps that undermine regional security and stability. 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 concludes part about South Caucasus issues.
The Summit has common attitude to all the noted conflicts and according to Armenian side it opposites the announcements and decisions about the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict which OSCE MG has accepted during the last years. According to Armenian side such attitude can be dangerous for the situation in the region and that is why Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan decided not to participate in the NATO Summit in Chicago.