Pashinyan: Azerbaijan’s recognition of the integrity of Armenia will allow the signing of a peace agreement
YEREVAN, September 23 – RIA Novosti. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, in his speech at the UN General Assembly meeting, said that the recognition of Armenia’s territorial integrity by Azerbaijan would allow the signing of a peace agreement between the two countries.
According to him, “otherwise, after the signing of this agreement, Azerbaijan will use the border demarcation process to make new territorial claims and carry out occupation actions.” According to Pashinyan, “the possibility of new aggression from Azerbaijan is still high.”
He said that Yerevan is ready to open regional transport communications within the framework of national legislation and the country’s sovereignty, but “Azerbaijan implies that Armenia should provide extraterritorial corridors.” Leaders of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia.
Pashinyan thinks that a comprehensive solution of the Nagorno-Karabakh problem is one of the main factors of regional stability and that the rights and security of Armenians living in Nagorno-Karabakh will be guaranteed. “We call on UN humanitarian agencies safe and unhindered access to Nagorno-Karabakh to assess the humanitarian and human rights situation, as well as to ensure the on-site protection of cultural heritage sites,” Pashinyan said. said.
He noted that the independent mission of UNESCO, as well as the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, should be given access to the conflict zone in Nagorno-Karabakh. According to Pashinyan, Azerbaijan blocked both missions. “Azerbaijan’s prevention of the repatriation of Armenian prisoners of war is worthy of condemnation,” the Prime Minister said. At the same time, he emphasized that Armenia’s goal is sustainable regional peace and stability.
On the night of September 13, hostility broke out on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border, and the parties accused each other of escalating the atmosphere. Yerevan stated that the Azerbaijani army bombed the territory of Armenia using artillery and unmanned aerial vehicles. The border areas – Gegharkunik, Vayots Dzor, Syunik (connecting Armenia with Iran) were bombed. These lands have nothing to do with Karabakh. Baku reported that the Armenian army opened fire on the positions of the Azerbaijani troops on the border, and a conflict broke out. The Azerbaijani Ministry of Foreign Affairs accused Armenia of intent to disrupt the peace process. Both sides reported missing among their soldiers.
Until the morning, the parties agreed on a ceasefire. A ceasefire on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan has been achieved thanks to Russian efforts, including after a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the head of the international committee of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation, Grigory Karasin, told RIA Novosti. and the work of the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan and the Russian Foreign Ministry. According to the senator, there is still a lot of work to be done since Yerevan applied for the CSTO.
As CSTO press secretary Vladimir Zainetdinov said earlier, on September 13, an emergency meeting of the CSTO Permanent Council was held, expressing extreme concern about the situation on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan and considering proposals to use CSTO mechanisms for a solution. The CSTO Collective Security Council then agreed to send a delegation of the organization, headed by the organization’s Secretary General Stanislav Zas, to Armenia.