Armenia’s approach on the Nagorno karabakh conflict settlement has not changed, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan stated on Wednesday during the Q/A session held in the parliament. Pashinyan’s remarks came while responding to the question over Baku’s recent statement that Armenia is hardening its stance on the conflict settlement.
“There are such assessments that Armenia has hardened its stance about the peace process of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict. I can assure that is not the case. The position of our government has not changed over this. As we had stated from the beginning Armenia would be adequate to the situation,” the PM said, reminding of the position that any solution to the NK conflict should be acceptable equally for the people of Armenia, Artsakh, and Azerbaijan.
“We realize ourselves this statement is not an easy one to make. It was made to establish a favorable atmosphere for the peace process, and Armenia actually made the first step hoping for similar ones to come from Azerbaijani side. Regretfully, no similar statements came from Azerbaijan, instead possibilities of solving the issue through military means have been periodically voiced. We hear statements that explicitly demonstrate that the Azerbaijani leadership does not care about an option for a solution that would be acceptable for the Armenian and Artsakh people. In this context, we are committed to our position to react adequately to the situation,” Pashinyan explained.
The PM also spoke of the need to discuss the efficient format of the talks. “The format is there, and it was adopted in 1994 when Nagorno Karabakh became a full party to the negotiations. We are now exerting efforts to make the acknowledged format operate fully under the auspices of the OSCE Minsk Group,” added the PM.