Caucasus (bbabo.net), - Armenia will do everything to ensure that the signing of a peace treaty with Azerbaijan takes place before the end of this year. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan stated this today, October 26, during a government hour in the parliament of the republic.
“We are striving for it (the peace treaty) to be signed before the end of the year. How realistic is this? I will answer as follows: the government and I will make every effort to make this realistic,” the head of the Cabinet said.
Armenia hopes that work on the delimitation of the border with Azerbaijan will be completed before the signing of the peace treaty. Considering that following the results of the meetings in Prague on October 6, an agreement was reached that mutual recognition of territorial integrity would take place on the basis of the 1991 borders, then this may be realistic, since these borders are known, the prime minister noted.
According to him, it is also very important to start a dialogue between Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan.
“This is an important circumstance. There should be certain mechanisms to protect the rights and security of the Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh,” Pashinyan emphasized.
A peace treaty between Baku and Yerevan can be signed before the end of this year, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said after meeting with the leaders of Turkey and Armenia in Prague. According to him, the initiatives under the agreement are not moving forward easily, but there is hope for their agreement.
On October 5, the President of Azerbaijan listed five principles on which a peace treaty between Azerbaijan and Armenia should be based.
Armenian experts, as bbabo.net reported, expressed doubts about the possibility of Yerevan and Baku signing a peace treaty in such a short time.
Earlier Wednesday, Nikol Pashinyan confirmed the acceptance of the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin to hold a trilateral meeting with the participation of Azerbaijani leader Ilham Aliyev.