No document will be signed at an upcoming meeting between presidents Aliyev and Sargsyan in June, said the Armenian foreign minister in an address to parliament on Thursday.
“Talks about any kind of document signing are not only premature, but also senseless. There is no such document to be signed,” said Edward Nalbandian.
“The agreement reached by the sides [in Vienna on May 16] in the presence of the Foreign Minister of Russia, US Secretary of State and the French Secretary of State, is presented in the announcement of the 3 co-chairing countries. It could have been five sided, by including Armenia and Azerbaijan, but Azerbaijan refused to join the announcement, so it became a three sided announcement,” he said.
Nalbandian also said that working documents emphasise that representatives of the self-declared Nagorno-Karabakh Republic must participate in future negotiations. "it is impossible to sign any document, agreement, without the NKR's participation," he said.
Around the time of the Vienna talks, the Armenian government allowed a bill to be debated in parliament which would recognise the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic as independent.
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An incident at a military facility of the self-declared Nagorno-Karabakh Republic resulted in three Armenian soldiers killed and one seriously injured. It is not clear what the exact circumstances of the incident were, but for the moment it is being treated as an accident.