ArmInfo. "Of course, we feel your support not only when you are physically with us, but also during your activities in friendly France." Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan said this at a meeting with a delegation from the French parliament, who is on a visit to Yerevan.
As reported by the press service of the RA government, the Prime Minister thanked the parliamentarians from France for their visit at this difficult time for Armenia and for the support of the Armenian people. "I would also like to express my gratitude for the activities of French President Emmanuel Macron, who was the first international leader to speak of this situation in the language of truth, clearly stating that mercenaries from Syria are involved in the war against Karabakh and that Turkey is the main instigator of this war," - Pashinyan stressed, adding that he is in constant contact with the President of France. Touching upon the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, the Armenian Prime Minister noted that tensions remain on the front line. "In fact, Azerbaijan rejects international efforts related to the ceasefire, citing various reasons. By and large, the situation is as follows: a compromise that becomes acceptable for Armenia immediately becomes unacceptable for Azerbaijan. This is not news, we have been observing this situation in the negotiation process for a long time. I can cite the example of 2011 to show that this is not a new style.In 2011, when the well-known Kazan process was taking place, the Republic of Armenia made a certain compromise, and there was an agreed text of the settlement, but Azerbaijan refused to sign it at the last moment, having toughened up his position, "the prime minister said, pointing out the importance of this nuance.
According to the Prime Minister, the entire world community expects a solution to the Karabakh problem through a compromise, which is understandable. "Compromise means that the parties should show some flexibility in comparison with their initial guidelines, but the whole problem is that when Armenia makes certain concessions, the situation immediately becomes unacceptable for Azerbaijan, and it requires more. It is this trend and process. led to war. The same is happening during the war, starting with the Moscow statement. Also, with the mediation of President Macron, an agreement was reached, and Azerbaijan is constantly and consistently violating the ceasefire agreements, "the head of Armenia stated, adding that there is also a large and Turkey plays a decisive role, since every time there are discussions on a ceasefire, statements are made from Ankara at the level of the Foreign Minister or the President that, in their opinion, Azerbaijan should not stop hostilities. "This is a very important nuance, because, in fact, we can say that at most one third of the hostilities is controlled by the President of Azerbaijan, because Turkish soldiers are involved in these actions, as well as terrorists and mercenaries who are controlled by Turkish soldiers in the very Azerbaijan, "Pashinyan noted. The Prime Minister added that Armenia's views on the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict remain the same. "We believe that there is no military solution to the issue and a compromise option must be found. Armenia, as before, is ready for a compromise, but the main obstacle to progress here is that any situation, acceptable for Armenia, the logic of compromise, immediately becomes unacceptable for Azerbaijan, and every time, of course, with the support of Turkey, they begin to demand more. And in this case it is not clear where the limit of their demands and appetite is.
Consequently, in this logic, the first task remains the self-defense of Nagorno-Karabakh and its people, so that it is possible to really diplomatic compromise solution, "Nikol Pashinyan emphasized. Then the Prime Minister answered a number of questions from French parliamentarians, touched upon discussions with the heads of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairing countries, Turkey's destructive policy and its regional aspirations, Israel's indirect participation in the Karabakh-Azerbaijani conflict and the expectations of the Armenian people from the international community. The Prime Minister stressed that clarification of the status of Artsakh and the implementation of the right to self-determination remains an important task for the Armenian people. The members of the French parliamentary delegation thanked for the detailed discussion and informed that they are going to go to Nagorno-Karabakh to get acquainted with the situation on the spot