Vladimir Vardanyan, a member of the Armenian delegation at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, drew attention to the humanitarian problems caused by the rhetoric of the President of Azerbaijan and the closure of the Lachin Corridor, reminding that the 120 thousand residents of Nagorno-Karabakh are also protected under the organization, all citizens should have the same guarantees of human rights.
According to “Armenpress,” Vardanyan stressed in his speech that, unfortunately, some member countries continue to behave in which are not by the values of this organization. Then the MP quoted the words of the President of Azerbaijan, Aliyev, that if “the Armenian side does not want a peace treaty on their terms, then their borders will be where we want them to be.”
“I’m sorry, but this is not the rhetoric of the Council of Europe; this cannot be considered a commitment undertaken within the framework of the Council of Europe. At this very moment, when we comfortably discuss the issues related to the protection of human rights, 120 thousand people, who are protected under this organization, this assembly, the European Commission of Human Rights, are starving. And we are waiting for any response from the international community,” said Vardanyan.
He emphasized that the organization should have the same standards for all countries because all citizens protected by the European Convention should have the same guarantees of human rights and should benefit from the values of democracy.