Armenia conveys proposals around peace treaty to Azerbaijan


YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 16, ARTSAKHPRESS. Armenia sent its proposals around a peace treaty to Azerbaijan on February 15, the Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said.

He said that the proposals were also sent to the OSCE Minsk Group Co-chairing countries.

“Yesterday the Republic of Armenia completed the work of yet another stage of the draft treaty on peace and establishment of relations with Azerbaijan, and our proposals are conveyed to the Azerbaijani side. By saying proposals, we must consider the draft of the full document with our proposals. We conveyed the document to the OSCE Minsk Group Co-chairing countries as well,” PM Pashinyan said.

He added that the Armenian side is working on the draft treaty with the following logic: to get a document which it is ready to sign at any moment. Pashinyan added that understandably the document must be acceptable for Azerbaijan as well.

“And we hope that it will be possible to develop the certain progress observed as a result of already three rounds of negotiations. Our vision is the following, the document must contain the kind of logic of agreements, the kind of a system of checks and balances that would rule out any scenario of disrupting lasting and sustainable peace. The meaning of this is that the signing of the document must not transform – as absurd as this may sound, such scenario could happen – into a war based already on a peace treaty, but on the contrary, it should truly mean lasting peace,” Pashinyan said.

Pashinyan again expressed his and the government’s commitment to quickly sign a peace treaty which will become a guarantee for lasting and sustainable peace. He said he is ready to bear that responsibility.

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