ArmInfo.: Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan made a similar "small remark" at a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in Moscow.
It should be noted that in his speech, Ilham Aliyev, in the context of economic cooperation, mentioned the so-called .
On the other hand, I want to reiterate the readiness of the Republic of Armenia to open all transport and economic ties in the region and communications that pass through the territory of Armenia - we call it the "Armenian Crossroads". We are ready to open regional communications within the framework of the sovereignty and jurisdiction of the countries through which they pass>, the Armenian Prime Minister pointed out.
In turn, Russian President Vladimir Putin noted that President Aliyev spoke about creating conditions in connection with the recognition of the relevant borders, confirmed by the 1991 agreements. "These conditions give reason to believe that appropriate agreements can be reached between Armenia and Azerbaijan, including on transport communications. I am very pleased to note that Armenia also thinks positively in this regard. We may discuss all this at a trilateral meeting today. I hope that it will be possible to agree on what is clearly in the interests of the economic development of both Azerbaijan and Armenia, and indeed the entire region>, he said, expressing the hope to discuss all this later, at the upcoming trilateral meeting, in detail.
President Aliyev, in turn, decided to respond, in his remarks to the accusation that Baku had territorial claims against Armenia, stating that "there are no such claims." , he said. He stated that there are opportunities to reach a peace agreement. "Moreover, taking into account the fact that Armenia officially recognized Karabakh as part of Azerbaijan," he added.
The Prime Minister of Armenia again reacted to this, saying that people familiar with the text of the tripartite statement of November 9, 2020 know that there is only one use of the word in the text, and in this context this word has a special meaning.
At the same time, Pashinyan confirmed that Armenia and Azerbaijan have agreed on the mutual recognition of territorial integrity and, on this basis, are progressing "quite well" in the process of normalizing relations. He also expressed hope that a constructive dialogue between Stepanakert and Baku on the rights and security of the people of Nagorno-Karabakh would soon begin within the framework of the international mechanism.
In response, the Azerbaijani leader said that "accusations were voiced again" while there were no accusations in his words, and therefore "he cannot leave this unanswered." "Azerbaijan has not blocked any corridor, and as for the Lachin-Khankendi road, it is open. On the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan, which you recognize, a border checkpoint has been established in accordance with all international standards. This border checkpoint is located 20 meters from the post of the Russian peacekeeping contingent. And today, through this border checkpoint, residents of Azerbaijan of Armenian nationality, who live in Karabakh, freely move towards Armenia. There are no obstacles," he said, calling not to use the platform for "unfounded accusations." As for the so-called, Zangezur corridor, then, according to Aliyev, he stated in his speech that "Azerbaijan was the one who initiated its establishment." "It is our right to initiate whatever we consider correct, legitimate, reasonable, and what is supported, including by the Russian Federation and other parties involved in the process," he said.
The Prime Minister of Armenia said in response that he was "very interested to know whether Russia supports this project." , Pashinyan pointed out.
Everything that is happening there, according to him, is a direct violation of the tripartite statement.
Azerbaijan also blocked the supply of gas and electricity to Nagorno-Karabakh. Vladimir Vladimirovich, you are very well aware of this, since we have repeatedly spoken about this>, Nikol Pashinyan said.
"The colleagues expressed their position, formulated it, it is important for them. At the end of this part, I want to say this - it seems to me that the terminology, which, you and I are very well aware of, is called in another word , , , etc., etc. - this is important, but much more important is what you just said - that on fundamental issues - issues of territorial integrity there is an agreement, also of a principled importance. This is really the basis for agreeing on issues of a secondary importance, although they are also of significant importance," the President of the Russian Federation said, thus completing the debate and assuring that all those present were interested in the parties taking "the path of constructive development."