Nagorno-Karabakh conflict poisoned political cooperation in the CIS, Kazakh President says
- 18 December 2020
“Agreement on ceasing military operations in Nagorno-Karabakh is the only right decision, adopted in critic situation,” said Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev at the Summit of heads of CIS states via video-conferencing, APA reports.
He said he hopes the historical agreement will help establishment of long-lasting peace in the region: “In fact, the hotbed of conflict in the post-Soviet space, which has poisoned political cooperation in the Commonwealth throughout its existence, has been eliminated. In this difficult time, cooperation between the CIS countries is of particular importance. Yes, we differ from each other in terms of economic potential and historical outlook. The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has shown that we differ from each other in our geopolitical outlook. But the most important thing is that the peoples of our countries want to live in peace and be friends with each other. This imposes a great responsibility on the heads of the CIS states. Our main task is to find ways to cooperate between our peoples."