Ex-foreign minister Vardan Oskanyan posted a note on his Facebook page about Serzh Sargsyan not leaving for Chicago.
"I am following up on the NATO Summit in Chicago. To a great extent, it would be nice if Armenia's President had gone. There are not many opportunities like this, and they serve as a brilliant opportunity for Armenia to discuss its issues of concern with the leaders of other countries. However, it's not always that the presidents can attend those summits.
I wouldn't see any problem, if the President didn't explain that there was a general formulation regarding the solution of conflicts in the South Caucasus and Moldova included in the draft of the NATO Proclamation that doesn't correspond to the declarations and decisions adopted by the OSCE Minsk Group in the past couple of years.
First, this interpretation is that of one that has been defeated. It's exactly what Azerbaijan would have liked for Armenia to understand.
Secondly, this is the shortest route toward isolation.
Third, the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict resolution isn't reserved for NATO and we can't accept its formulation as grounds. If there was such a formulation in the OSCE documents, perhaps Armenia's response would have been understandable.
Fourth, in the NATO Proclamation it isn't stated that the Karabakh issue has to be resolved along the lines of Azerbaijan's territorial integrity. It simply records the de jure state of the countries.
Fifth, if we judge by this logic, Armenia's President shouldn't have left for Iran, Georgia and other countries.
To sum up, I repeat that everything would have been normal, if it wasn't for the President's explanation of why he didn't leave for Chicago."