ArmInfo. The negotiation process on the Karabakh settlement is not at an impasse. Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan stated this from the parliamentary rostrum on November 13.
He acknowledged that after the political changes in Armenia, there were concerns about the constructiveness of the new government's position on the Karabakh issue. <Over the past year and a half, it has come to understand that we have no intention of leading the negotiation process to a standstill. On the contrary: we are saying that there are issues without which it is impossible to go in the direction of process productivity without clarification and regulation>, said Pashinyan, also pointing to the general perception of the prerequisites for resolving the issue.
<Our approaches are constructive. The negotiation process has not reached an impasse, but on the contrary, work is underway to create a negotiating atmosphere acceptable to all parties>, the prime minister noted.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who was on an official visit to Armenia, stated that the final settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict should be acceptable to Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan.
<I am glad that Lavrov noted this. Is it possible to solve the Karabakh issue without taking into account the position of the Karabakh people?>, Pashinyan said.
In his speech, the Prime Minister also touched upon the Madrid principles, emphasizing that "until their parameters become transparent for us, it is difficult for us to talk about whether we accept them as the basis of the negotiation process or not". "It's necessary to understand in advance which way they are leading us, and whether we should go in this direction," he added.