Inspiration is seen in South Sudan’s referendum.
YEREVAN (RFE/RL)–Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh welcomed on Monday an internationally recognized referendum in South Sudan, saying the nearly unanimous vote for its secession from the country’s north underscored peoples’ right to self-determination.
Official Yerevan and Stepanakert hope that South Sudan’s independence will set another precedent for a resolution of the Karabakh conflict sought by them.
Preliminary official results of the referendum showed 99 percent of voters in the war-torn region voting for secession. Their announcement on Sunday sparked mass celebrations in the southern capital Juba.