“The term “pretention” has a negative coverage for a lot of people, however, there exists a de jure area of the Republic of Armenia hat has been internationally acknowledged and affirmed. An extending part of this area is remaining under the Turkey’s occupation until now, but occupation itself does not create rights, therefrom these lands are illegally located in the area of Turkey”, the Director of the “Modus Vivendi” Center, Politologist Ara Papyan mentioned during his meeting with the students of the Faculty of History and Law.
During his lecture on the subject of “The Arbitrary Judgment of Woodrow Wilson as a way of the RA territorial integrity” the politologist spoke not only about the international standards of the validity of the judgment, but also the terms and conditions of the Armenian-Turkish border agreement in 1920-1923.
Further on, Mr. Ara Papyan analyzed the legal status of the Sever, Alexandropolis, Moscow, Kars and Lozano treaties, their conditions and legitimacy and stated that the arbitrary judgment of Woodrow Wilson is the only document defining the Armenian-Turkish border for the time being.
At the end of the meeting the politologist answered the students’ questions which particularly referred to the foreseen activities of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide of 1915 as well as to the perspective of Armenian membership to the Customs Union.
“Prior to the meeting we had rather superficial awareness on the subject, but this lecture gave us profound knowledge and answers to not yet defined questions,” explained the freshmen of the Department of History Gor Iskandaryan and added that such meetings provided opportunities to discuss on a scientific level the most important and historical issues of the country.