During the Parliament-Government question-and-answer session, MP Lilit Minasyan of the ‘Civil Contract’ faction asked Armenia’s Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan whether a proposal for a trilateral meeting between the foreign ministers of Armenia, Russia and Azerbaijan was discussed during the minister's visit to Moscow.
“You will remember, I think, on December 23 of last year, such a trilateral meeting was planned. The meeting was supposed to take place in Moscow, but we postponed our participation in that meeting because the Lachin Corridor was illegally closed by Azerbaijan, and there was a very urgent need for food, medicine, and essential goods in Nagorno-Karabakh,” Mirzoyan said.
According to the Minister, currently the negotiations are going on remotely, we are exchanging our proposals, our ideas regarding the draft peace treaty, but it is assumed that physical meetings and discussions should be resumed at some stage.
“Yes, that topic was discussed in Moscow, and there is a possibility of that meeting in the near future,” Ararat Mirzoyan said.
The deputy also asked to summarize the visit to Moscow, are there any agreements, does the Armenian side expect concrete actions in the direction of unblocking the Lachin Corridor?
“My assessment of the visit is unequivocal - quite a constructive, sincere conversation took place between me and Minister Lavrov, and a really constructive discussion took place during the meeting and negotiations of the expanded delegations.
We addressed both the bilateral agenda and regional issues. We have presented the recent developments. I certainly drew attention to the aggressive attitude of Azerbaijan. As for the alleged actions in the Lachin Corridor, of course, we expect.
In the trilateral statement of November 9, three countries signed a text in which they agreed that the Lachin Corridor remains under the control of Russian peacekeepers, and Azerbaijan guarantees two-way traffic through that corridor, and these two countries have work to do to open it. Azerbaijan should provide, and Russia should control as it is written in the statement,” said the Foreign Minister.