The situation around Armenia remains “stable-tense”, PM Nikol Pashinyan said in parliament when asked by Member of Parliament Mariam Poghosyan to assess the situation and the ongoing negotiations processes.
“The situation around the Republic of Armenia continues to be rather stable-tense. I have to say that it is noticeable from the Defense Ministry’s reports that we see certain possibilities for de-escalating the tension. It must be emphasized that we see the possibility in this regard based on the content of the negotiations process,” Pashinyan said.
He said that the various meetings that took place over the past ten days between the Armenian and Azerbaijani foreign ministers, the Armenian Security Council Secretary and the Azerbaijani presidential aide and other formats, have opened certain space for talks.
At this stage Armenia is pleased with the international reaction over the events that took place on September 13, PM Nikol Pashinyan said in parliament.
He said that they must continue working for the international reaction to be consistent. “It is clear that the entire international community is giving a targeted assessment and targeted approximate roadmap draft on how we should solve this issue, how to overcome the situation,” he said.
The PM said that he thinks that the latest discussions and diplomatic work have created certain space for advancing. “In this regard I’d like to also give the following assessment in which directions certain space could appear for us to move forward. I spoke about the concept of recognition of territorial integrity by Armenia and Azerbaijan based on the 8 December, 1991 agreement, and there are early indications that this basis, this approach could be mutually acceptable for the parties,” the PM said, adding that there is certain space for the dialogue between Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan to start.
“I find these two directions to be cornerstone,” he said.