ArmInfo.The CSTO summit has held open, sincere and positive Armenia's Premier Nikol Pashinyan stated at a Cabinet meeting on Thursday.
"Regrettably, at its meeting the CSTO Collective Security Council failed to found common ground with respect to two important documents. But I would like to say we had most sincere and positive discussions, and the documents were remitted to further revision. I hope we will find common ground," the premier said.
Although the CSTO Collective Security Council did not adopt a declaration on Azerbaijan's aggression on September 13 because Armenia refused to sign it, the discussions were generally positive.
"I also regard as positive the bilateral negotiations with Russia and I hope that the reached agreements will be implemented as soon as possible," Mr Pashinyan said.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan did not sign the draft "Declaration of the Collective Security Council of the CSTO on joint measures to provide assistance to the Republic of Armenia."
According to the Prime Minister, the document is not sufficiently finalized. "The lack of a clear political assessment of the situation can mean not only the CSTO's refusal of allied obligations, but it can also be interpreted by Azerbaijan as a green light from the CSTO for further aggression against Armenia. And this contradicts not only the letter, partners, at the moment I believe that the draft "Declaration of the CSTO CSC and on joint measures to provide assistance to the Republic of Armenia" submitted for signing is not sufficiently finalized, and in this form, with all due respect, I am not ready to sign these documents," Pashinyan said in his closing speech at the summit of the CSTO member states.
Pashinyan reminded the heads of state that the risk of new aggression from Azerbaijan against the territorial integrity of Armenia still remains. "CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas reported on this at an extraordinary meeting of the CSC on October 28 this year," the head of the Armenian Cabinet said.
He recalled that since May 11, 2021, Azerbaijan has used armed forces three times and occupied approximately 140 square kilometers of the sovereign territory of Armenia. According to the UN resolution of December 14, 1974, number 3314, the above-mentioned actions of Azerbaijan are considered as aggression. , the Prime Minister noted.