The adoption of the bill related to the results of the discussions between Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh. Thus the conclusion of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Armenia was approved at the government meeting.
In justification of deputies States that Armenia does not recognize Nagorno-Karabakh as negotiations in the framework of the OSCE Minsk group can set different status for the Republic of Artsakh in the first place, with the consent of the latter.
The bill On recognition of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh)" compiled by opposition MPs Zaruhi Postanjyan and Hrant Bagratyan.
Earlier, Deputy foreign Minister of Armenia, Shavarsh Kocharian stated that Armenia will consider the question of the independence of the unrecognized NKR if Azerbaijan starts military actions.
Earlier, some deputies have repeatedly proposed to the government a draft law on the recognition of Karabakh, but they never even considered at formal meetings of the Cabinet. Official Yerevan has repeatedly explained the non-recognition of Karabakh as a reluctance to interfere with the negotiation process.
The Republic of Nagorno Karabakh, populated mostly by ethnic Armenians and formed part of the Azerbaijan SSR, declared independence in September 1991. So far, this independence was not recognized by any country member of the UN.
In early April, the situation in Karabakh deteriorated sharply, and began direct military clashes between Azerbaijani army, the Armenian army and militia of the unrecognized Republic. Three days after the outbreak of hostilities with Moscow's mediation, an agreement was reached on a truce.