Armenia never agreed and will never agree to any extraterritorial corridor logic, the Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructures Gnel Sanosyan told Armenpress in response to a query.
Question: Mr. Sanosyan, recently Turkish and Azerbaijani officials have been more frequently speaking about the so-called Zangezur Corridor. How would you comment on this, and has the position of Armenia changed after the latest events?
Sanosyan: Armenia never agreed and will never agree to any extraterritorial or corridor logic. On the other hand, we are committed to the agreements reached at the high level. During the latest meeting of the Armenian and Azerbaijani leaders, which took place on July 15 this year in Brussels, the following agreements were reiterated:
Armenia and Azerbaijan recognize each other’s territorial integrity, with the territory of 29,8 and 86,6 thousand square kilometers respectively.
The border delimitation between Armenia and Azerbaijan shall take place based on the 1991 Alma-Ata Declaration.
Regional connections shall be unblocked based on the principle of sovereignty, jurisdiction and reciprocity of the parties.
These agreements are public and have been published by the President of the European Council Charles Michel after the meeting. Within the framework of this agreement, the Republic of Armenia not only is ready for the unblocking of connections, but also desires it to happen as soon as possible, because it stems from our interests.