Wednesday, November 13 2019 17:46
Karina Manukyan

Pashinyan: Karabakh conflict negotiation process has not reached an  impasse

Pashinyan: Karabakh conflict negotiation process has not reached an  impasse

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. 

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