The Armenian side insists that the peace treaty, which should be a document summarizing the bilateral agenda of Armenia and Azerbaijan, and the rights and security of Armenians living in Nagorno-Karabakh should be separated.
Secretary of the Security Council of Armenia Armen Grigoryan addressed this issue at the Parliament, stating that the approaches of the Azerbaijani side do not allow progress in the process.
“Why did the Armenian side come to the conclusion that these issues should remain separate, because when we had discussions in Washington and more clarity was created regarding the creation of an international mechanism, we gave our approval for the issues to be separated. But when there is no clarity regarding the international mechanism, it makes it difficult for the Armenian side to move forward with regard to the peace treaty.
In general, Azerbaijan’s approach that the Karabakh issue is resolved does not help in any way to move forward with this issue. The Karabakh issue has become an “elephant in the room” for the Azerbaijani side, that is, the problem exists, but they are trying to pretend that it does not exist.
Grigoryan mentioned that the Armenian side will continue the work in the direction of separating the issues.