Armenia has sent proposals to Azerbaijan on the settlement of the border situation. Armenia’s Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan stated this earlier. Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan was asked a question on the topic at today's online press conference.
“The proposals are not about demarcation, but about the following․ You know that the trilateral statement adopted in Sochi states that the parties agreed to take steps to increase the level of security and stability on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, and to take the case to the formation of a bilateral commission on demarcation and delimitation. Our proposal refers to security measures, in which there is no secret in global terms,” said Nikol Pashinyan.
It is about the mirror withdrawal of the troops.
“Different interpretations are constantly made in Armenia in connection with that topic. At least it is not right to make comments without knowing the details of the content. The impression is that we offer to leave the borders without protection. Of course, such a thing cannot happen. Our proposal is to increase the level of border security and stability.
There is a public response from Azerbaijan, and there is a public response. Azerbaijan responded to the package of proposals, saying that demarcation and delimitation should take place without preconditions, to which the Armenia’s Foreign Ministry responded that Armenia has no preconditions in this matter, it is an agreement, and moreover, these proposals are the result of various discussions.
We have not tried to draft a document that expresses merely the point of view of Armenia. We have tried to bring out rational proposals from the discussions, to formulate a mutually acceptable proposal. Now the discussions are going on,” said Armenia’s Prime Minister.
According to Nikol Pashinyan, the commission on demarcation and delimitation should be formed as soon as possible.
“The sooner the agreements we have reached are implemented, the better. But now we are working to make it happen,” the Prime Minister added.