Poghos Nubar Pasha was not invited to the Assembly session, but leaving Aharonyan, he rushed to his acquaintances from the English delegation, met Balfour the British Foreign Minister, who presented the problem by telephone to Pishon. The latter gave his agreement on February 26, 1919, thus Aharonyan and Poghos Nubar Pasha presented themselves at the Peace Conference in Paris. “Pasha asked me who should speak first: him or me?” I replied that it would be good if I spoke first. I was surprised that Poghos Pasha agreed. Undoubtedly, he attaches particular importance to speaking last, noting that this is more appropriate to his position and age. I have noticed several times that his words are: minor issues will be presented earlier,” Aharonyan writes.
At the conference, Avetis Aharonyan presents the participation of the Armenian people in the First World War. Poghos Nubar Pasha mainly focuses on the combat journey of the Armenian Legion, participation in the Battle of Palestine and praise of General Allenby.
The Armenian representatives distributed to the members of the Assembly the memorandum they had drawn up, in which not only the borders of Armenia were indicated, but the issue of the mandate was also highlighted. Armenia should have been placed under the collective mandate of the Allies or the League of Nations for at least 20 years.
There was very little information in Armenia about the progress of the Paris negotiations, which created difficulties for the executive branch. These were mainly press publications of questionable reliability. Under these conditions, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Eastern Armenia was unable to clarify its position with the Georgians, Azerbaijanis and the British. On March 6, 1919, Sirakan Tigranyan telegraphed Aharonyan from Tiflis, informing him of the events taking place in Transcaucasia. At the same time, he asks the Paris Assembly for clarification, if possible.
“We are very deprived of information here, we do not know what has happened in Paris for one or two months. We do not want to give importance to the various journalistic information, for the most part they are either confused or completely false and fabricated.
If nothing is decided regarding Armenia, are there not preparatory, speculative projects? There is a problem with the “candidacy” of which states? England, America, France? It is said that England refuses to take on the “mandate” of Armenia, but is ready to be the support of Georgia and Baku.
America was somewhat determined to take this difficulty upon itself, on the basis that, Armenia is with Cilicia and that Georgia and Baku are also passed to it.
Some say that France agreed to cede Cilicia to Armenia, while others claim that, on the contrary, this is not the case. The British were rather favorable to a more “modest” plan: Armenia without Cilicia. »
Even though encouraging information arrived from Paris, many were wary of the enthusiasm generated around integral Armenia, because there were many “disputed” territories in Armenia whose fate was still unknown.