ArmInfo. First president of Armenia, Levon Ter-Petrosyan, commented on the article published in the "personal/family media" of the prime minister, which he regarded as "a negative response to the proposal to start a dialogue between the opposition and the government."
Earlier today, with reference to a reliable source "details were published regarding Baku's demands for negotiations with Yerevan" in the Haykakan Zhamanak daily, the chief editor of which is the wife of the head of the RA government ". As noted in the article, Azerbaijan put forward five main demands to Armenia: to dissolve the army of Nagorno-Karabakh; recognize Nagorno-Karabakh as part of Azerbaijan without any autonomy, i.e. with zero status; corridor through the territory of Armenia; the process of delimitation and demarcation of the border according to the maps of 1919, 1920 (it is not yet known which specific maps this applies to); clarification of the fate of the missing Azerbaijanis with the intention to further accuse Armenia of war crimes.
<The President highly appreciates the publication in the newspaper for revealing Azerbaijan's demands regarding the expected settlement of Armenian-Azerbaijani relations. In fact, this is nothing more than the Azerbaijani draft of the text of the Armenian-Azerbaijani peace treaty, the details of which, as noted in the interview of the first president of the Republic of Armenia on September 26, were known only to the prime minister and a narrow circle of people of the highest echelon of power. Naturally, Armenia has prepared a similar project, the details of which are not disclosed, and it is correct that they are not disclosed for political reasons>, Arman Musinyan, press secretary of the first president of Armenia, wrote on his Facebook page.
According to the office of the first president, similar projects are being prepared at the platforms of diplomatic contacts aimed at regulating the Armenian-Turkish relations. In this case, of course, no big surprises are expected, Musinyan notes. In this regard, in his opinion, the Armenian-Turkish reconciliation agreement, in fact, will not differ much from the Zurich protocols signed on October 10, 2009 between the Armenian and Turkish Foreign Ministers Eduard Nalbandian and Ahmet Davutoglu.
"Thus, it should be recorded that the need for the platform initiated by the Catholicos of All Armenians between the authorities and the opposition can be considered depleted, which, however, does not at all diminish the persistent efforts of His Holiness, which, due to the fact of the publication that is the reason for this reaction, have already given their results. By the way, the First President of Armenia considers it necessary to emphasize as well that a significant event took place thanks to the initiative of His Holiness. Since 1998, the first major political debate took place in Armenia," Arman Musinyan concluded.
It should be reminded that on September 13, the day of Azerbaijan's last attack on Armenia, the former vice-speaker of the National Assembly Ishkhan Saghatelyan called on the former presidents and the Catholicos to gather at the same table to propose ways out of the current situation. On September 22, a meeting was held in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin with the participation of the Catholicos of All Armenians, the former presidents of Artsakh and Armenia. The meeting ended without a meaningful statement. Despite the differences, the three former presidents of Armenia have publicly expressed their readiness to continue the initiative of the Catholicos of all Armenians. On September 30, the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin reported that a new meeting was being prepared.