Armenian PM insists on creation of reliable international mechanism of Baku-Stepanakert dialogue

The situation along the Armenia-Azerbaijan border continues to be tense, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said at the government sitting today.

“Azerbaijan continues to move its troops along the state border with Armenia and the line of contact with Nagorno-Karabakh. The humanitarian situation in Nagorno Karabakh is extremely difficult,” the Prime Minister said.

“One truckload of Russian humanitarian cargo that entered Askeran the previous day cannot have any visible impact on the situation. Some of the humanitarian goods sent by Armenia and France, in 22 trucks, are still waiting for the opportunity to enter Nagorno-Karabakh, not far from the Lachin corridor, near Kornidzor. Another, larger amount of cargo is nearby,” PM Pashinyan noted.

“The international community continues to call for an end to the illegal blockade of the Lachine Corridor. All possible diplomatic efforts are being made to ensure the entry of humanitarian cargo into Nagorno-Karabakh and further supplies,” Nikol Pashinyan said.

He emphasized that representatives of Nagorno Karabakh are fully involved in these negotiations and discussions. “We should hope that a reliable international mechanism of Baku-Stepanakert dialogue will be created, and we encourage our partners in Stepanakert to engage in such dialogue,” Pashinyan said.

According to the Prime Minister, the Republic of Armenia has received new comments from Azerbaijan regarding the text of the peace treaty with Armenia. “We will work and provide our comments within a reasonable time,” he noted.

“Peace in our region has no alternative and is the only solution that guarantees the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and security of the countries in our region, which is a necessary and fundamental condition for normal development and progress. And today, also in this sense, it is urgent to overcome the humanitarian crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh, and as I said, we will continue to take all possible measures in that direction,” PM Pashinyan emphasized.

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