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23 August, Friday

Pashinyan’s murky statement denies his political stance - spokesperson says

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The recent statement of Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan is worsening the existing situation rather than creating a chance for negotiations to resolve the Armenian-Azerbaijan Nagorno Karabakh conflict, just like the OSCE Minsk Group co-chair stressed in the recent statements – spokesperson of Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry Leyla Abdullayeva has told in her report to Trend.    

The Foreign Ministry official said following the statement of Pashinyan it’s hard to understand his position. “What Nikol Pashinyan acts is totally ambiguous. He is now unjustly accusing Azerbaijan of aggressive expression the country is preparing the population not for peace, but for war. However, in reality, it is not the aggressive expression of Azerbaijan, but the aggressive actions of Armenia” – she added.

Despite the fact that Azerbaijan is still vulnerable with 20 per cent of it occupied territories and one million internally displaced persons, the country is ready to take part in the negotiation with Armenia for the peaceful settlement of the conflict.

In fact, with this statement, Pashinyan aggravates the relations between two South Caucasus countries as well as putting Armenia in a clumsy situation. Azerbaijan never recognised the so-called Nagorno Karabakh regime and it is unacceptable for Azerbaijan to see the third party in negotiations with Yerevan.

“Nagorno-Karabakh and the adjacent areas are an integral part of Azerbaijan, recognized internationally and currently under occupation by the Armenian Armed Forces, and the entire international community recognizes the members of the Armenian community living there as citizens of Azerbaijan,” said Abdullayeva.

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