Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan says his nation and Azerbaijan are talking “completely different diplomatic languages” though they have been in a position to agree on the fundamental ideas for a peace treaty
ByThe Related Press
November 18, 2023, 1:40 PM
YEREVAN, Armenia — Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan mentioned Saturday that his nation and Azerbaijan are talking “completely different diplomatic languages” though they have been in a position to agree on the fundamental ideas for a peace treaty.
Azerbaijan waged a lightning army marketing campaign in September within the separatist area of Nagorno-Karabakh. The offensive ended three a long time of rule there by ethnic Armenians and resulted within the overwhelming majority of the 120,000 residents fleeing the area, which is internationally acknowledged as a part of Azerbaijan.
Addressing the Parliamentary Meeting of the Group for Safety and Cooperation in Europe, Pashinyan mentioned it was “good that the fundamental ideas of peace with Azerbaijan have been agreed upon.” The ideas embody Armenia and Azerbaijan recognizing one another’s territorial integrity.
However Armenian state information company Armenpress quoted Pashinyan as happening to say, “We’ve good and unhealthy information concerning the Armenia-Azerbaijan peace course of.” He mentioned that Azerbaijan didn’t publicly touch upon the agreed-upon peace define introduced final month, making him query its dedication and fostering what Pashinyan described as an environment of distrust.
Rhetoric by Azerbaijani officers that he mentioned included referring to Armenia as “Western Azerbaijan” leaves the door open for additional “army aggression” towards Armenia, the prime minister mentioned.
“This appears to us to be preparation for a brand new struggle, a brand new army aggression towards Armenia, and it is among the fundamental obstacles to progress within the peace course of,” Pashinyan mentioned.
The OSCE’s Parliamentary Meeting opened its fall assembly on Saturday in Yerevan, Armenia’s capital. On Thursday, the federal government of Azerbaijan mentioned it might not take part in normalization talks with Armenia that have been deliberate to happen in the US later this month.