ArmInfo.Azerbaijan is raising the issue of eight villages. Armenia, in turn, is speaking of another eight villages as well - Berkaber, Aigovit, Vazashen, Paravakar and others, in Tavush, Armenia's Premier Nikol Pashinyan said in an interview with Armenia's Public TV.
In raising the issue of enclaves, one had to show maps to substantiate the claims.
Armenia's territory, 29,800 sq. km, includes the village of Artsvashen (Azerbaijani armed forces occupied it in August 1992), and no representative of Armenia, including its leaders, has no right to give this sovereign territory up.
"When Azerbaijan says that it recognizes the territorial integrity of the Republic of Armenia, we want to understand what they mean by the term "the Republic of Armenia", because some people conclude from their speech that they do not mean 29,800 square kilometers, but a part of the territory.
"I want to make a very important record that this principle was agreed upon by myself and the President of Azerbaijan in the presence of Charles Michel in Brussels, but the problem remains that until now the President of Azerbaijan has not made a public statement about recognizing the territorial integrity of 29,800 sq km of Armenia. We are told that Armenia has unilaterally recognized the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan. There can be no question of one-sidedness here, 86 600 and 29 800 are twin numbers; to know one one must know the other. "I want to urge those who may not have read all the subtleties to be a little more careful about the criticisms of this issue," Mr Pashinyan said.
The Armenian government's task now is to prevent escalation because of Armenia's refusing to discuss certain issues. "We must be ready to settle issues, which, however, must be transparent and well-founded for out public," Mr Pashinyan said.