Azerbaijan needs border adjustment and open communications just as much as the Republic of Armenia does, Armenia’s Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan stated at the Security Council session today.
Pashinyan stressed that recently the Azerbaijani propaganda tries to advance the idea that border adjustment process must take place in bilateral format.
“There is such a nuance in terms of border adjustment. Azeri propaganda has recently been trying to promote the idea that border adjustment should take place in a bilateral format. It is impossible for the simple reason: Armenia and Azerbaijan, in fact, have no relations with each other.Whereas the opening of communications and border adjustment should take place in a tripartite format, on which several agreements have been reached so far, I reckon that the breach or disruption of those agreements is just the reason behind the provocative actions undertaken by the military-political leadership and the armed forces of Azerbaijan," he said.
Pashinyan noted that the negotiations continued late into the night yesterday and will be resumed on Wednesday.
“The talks have one topic on the agenda: Azerbaijani troops must leave the territory of the Republic of Armenia. Until this happens, we consider the current situation as a crisis that poses a threat to the sovereignty, stability and territorial integrity of the Republic of Armenia, a situation stipulated in the CSTO Charter, in the Collective Security Treaty and in the Crisis Response Regulations. All the aforementioned mechanisms, as well as the relevant Armenian-Russian allied mechanisms shall be activated until our legitimate claim is complied with.,” Pashinyan said, stressing that until the legitimate issue put by Armenia has not been settled, all the mechanisms alongside with Armenian-Russian allied mechanisms envisaged for such cases must be operated," Pashinyan noted.