The final declaration of the summit of NATO stresses that it supports territorial integrity of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Moldova and continues to assist efforts for the settlement of these conflicts in accordance with the international law and the final act of Helsinki.
Vladimir Karapetyan, member of the foreign affairs committee of the Armenian National Congress, told Lragir that this final declaration is not unilateral, unlike the final declaration of the summit of 2010. The Lisbon declaration refers to territorial integrity only, while this year’s final declaration refers to Helsinki Final Act which incorporates the principle of self-determination.
In regard to criticism by FM Eduard Nalbandyan and Serzh Sargsyan’s boycott, he says he is amazed by the illiteracy of such statements because the final declaration states the conflicts must be settled on the basis of several principles, including those of the final act of Helsinki. This is a more balanced document compared with the final declaration of 2010.