STEPANAKERT (Armenpress)–Speaking in the capital of Mountainous Karabagh Republic (MKR)–the Chairman of the Armenian National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Foreign Relations–said that the number one priority of Armenia’s Foreign policy is for MKR to gain international recognition [as a sovereign nation].
"That process must never be viewed as something other than the advancement of democratic principles among the public–specifically because the starting point in gaining international recognition is democracy," said Armen Rustamian during a meeting with ARF youth organizations and journalists.
He stressed that will of the people–both in fostering democracy and safeguarding the principals of self-determination–must be conveyed in accordance with international standards.
"At the end of the day–the catalyst for both is the public’s determination; both are so intertwined that to attempt to realize one without the other is not only unrealistic–but also impossible. To put it another way–the world will not recognize any republic–no matter how ‘guaranteed’ its right to self-determination is," noted Rustamian.