“Despite the efforts of the Armenian Government and the international community, the situation along the Armenian-Azerbaijani border is not stabilizing. Azerbaijan continues to use aggressive rhetoric and actions, at the same time leaving unanswered all the proposals of the international community for a long-term political settlement,” said Armenia’s Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan at the beginning of the Government session, referring to the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border.
“As such, I would like to reiterate the statement of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs, for example, made on April 13, in which they called on the parties to resume high-level political dialogue under the auspices of the Co-Chairs at the earliest opportunity. I would like to remind you that Azerbaijan has not yet responded to this call, whereas Armenia has repeatedly stressed its readiness to start the negotiation process at any time in the proposed format. We also expressed our readiness to enter into a dialogue on issues beyond the mandate of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs,” Pashinyan said.
Nevertheless, according to Pashinyan, with all its actions Azerbaijan is trying to block any opportunity for dialogue by discrediting the November 9 and January 11 trilateral statements with rhetoric and actions.