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There are no specifics yet! Pashinyan considers it necessary to  clarify Baku`s position on peace treaty

There are no specifics yet! Pashinyan considers it necessary to  clarify Baku`s position on peace treaty

ArmInfo.It is not yet clear whether Azerbaijan agrees to conclude a peace treaty with Armenia  based on three principles or not, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said on November 24 during a live broadcast, answering a corresponding question from a citizen.

"At the moment, it is not yet obvious and clear, in the end,  Azerbaijan agrees and confirms (its readiness) to conclude a peace  treaty with Armenia based on three principles," he said.

He recalled that the principles were agreed upon as a result of  meetings between him and the President of Azerbaijan in Brussels  through the mediation of President of the European Council, Charles  Michel. These agreements were recorded in statements by Charles  Michel following the trilateral meetings of May 14 and July 15.

The first principle of peace, the prime minister explained, is that  Armenia and Azerbaijan recognize each other's territorial integrity,  with the understanding that the territory of Armenia is 29 thousand  800 square kilometers, the territory of Azerbaijan is 86 thousand 600  square kilometers.

The second principle specifies the first principle and is as follows:  the political basis for delimiting the border between Armenia and  Azerbaijan is the Alma-Ata Declaration of 1991. As part of this  declaration, the following two important facts were recorded: the  USSR ceases to exist, 12 Soviet republics, including Armenia and  Azerbaijan, recognize the territorial integrity, sovereignty of each  other, the inviolability of existing, that is, administrative  borders, and, therefore, existing between the republics USSR  administrative borders become state borders.

"On this basis, there is a certain understanding between Armenia and  Azerbaijan that maps of the General Staff of the USSR Armed Forces of  1974-1990 should be used to delimit the border," Pashinyan said.   There is also an understanding that Armenia and Azerbaijan do not  have territorial claims against each other and are ready to take on a  legal obligation not to make such claims in the future.

The third principle of peace with Azerbaijan is this: regional  communications must be reopened on the basis of the principles of  sovereignty, jurisdiction, reciprocity and equality of countries.   "Today, analyzing the statements, we cannot say with confidence that  Azerbaijan refuses to conclude a peace treaty based on the  abovementioned three principles. At the same time, we cannot say that  Baku confirms its commitment to these principles," the prime minister  explained.

"It is necessary to clarify these details and subtleties during the  negotiations," noted the head of the Armenian Cabinet, recalling that  a meeting of the commissions of Armenia and Azerbaijan on border  delimitation and demarcation will take place on November 30. "We will  draw conclusions on the issue of Baku's readiness to establish peace  with Yerevan based on the results of these discussions and  negotiations," Pashinyan concluded, once again emphasizing the  importance of introducing specifics into the earlier statement of  Baku leader Ilham Aliyev on recognizing the territorial integrity of  the Republic of Armenia.

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