APA reports that Georgia’s NATO membership was discussed at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s 86th Rose-Roth Seminar titled “South Caucasus: Challenges and Opportunities”.
Head of the Armenian delegation Koryun Nahapetyan said that they support Georgia’s NATO membership and hinted at Azerbaijan: “We are speaking about stability, partnership here, but Azerbaijan calls us invaders. It doesn’t serve the stability. We want stability, not a war.”
Member of the Azerbaijani delegation to NATO PA Gudrat Hasanguliyev demanded the head of the Armenian delegation to stop hypocrisy: “As far as you need to be dishonest to claim stability after occupying the territory of the neighboring country. How can you talk about the stability? You have occupied the Azerbaijani territories for over 20 years. Is it stability? I declare once again that Armenia has no political will. Since the public execution in the parliament in 1999, Armenians have been suffering “animal fear” of Russian intelligence”.
Hasanguliyev reprimanded the officials of the NATO PA: “I was an adherent supporter of Azerbaijan’s integration into Europe. But, my opinion has recently changed. The reason is the silence and inaction of the West in connection with the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. I think Azerbaijan should negotiate and find a common language with Russia on this issue”.
Later on, member of the Armenian delegation Tevan Pogosyan made a speech: “You said Armenia suffers an ‘animal fear’. In response, I tell that the cause of Armenia’s political and economic weakness is the blockade of Armenia by Azerbaijan”. The Armenian MP who wanted to continue his speech in cruder form was not allowed by the moderator”.