Nagorno-Karabakh must obtain status, direct connection with Armenia through Lachin Corridor, says NK President-elect
YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 9, ARMENPRESS. Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) must receive a status and direct connection with Armenia through Lachin Corridor, President-elect Samvel Shahramanyan has said.
“Nagorno-Karabakh must receive a status, and we must have direct connection with Armenia through Lachin Corridor, while other routes could be opened, but they shouldn’t replace the corridor,” Shahramanyan said after being elected President by the parliament of Nagorno-Karabakh.
“Negotiations must take place, the format [of talks] can be both multilateral and bilateral, with guarantees from a third party, Stepanakert must be a subject in the negotiations,” Shahramanyan added.
He called for the strengthening of the statehood, domestic stability, exercising the right to self-determination of the people of Nagorno-Karabakh, improving the socio-economic situation and establishing law and order.