Armenia and Azerbaijan have agreed on basic peace treaty principles

2023-11-18 15:24:32 | Last Update : 2023-11-18 15:47:48

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian announces Armenia and Azerbaijan agreeing on the fundamental aspects of a peace treaty

Armenia and Azerbaijan have agreed on basic peace treaty principles
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Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian announced that Azerbaijan and Armenia have agreed on the basic principles of the peace agreement.

Armenia and Azerbaijan have been able to agree on the basic principles for a peace treaty but are still "speaking different diplomatic languages", Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian said on Saturday, according to Russia's TASS news agency.

For decades, the two nations have been in conflict, primarily concerning Nagorno-Karabakh, a region of Azerbaijan that recently fell back under Baku's control in September. This event triggered a large-scale departure of ethnic Armenians from the area.

However, Pashinian highlighted that there had been advancements in discussions regarding a peace treaty, though he noted that the two nations continued to face challenges in reaching an agreement on certain matters.

"We have good and bad news about the Armenia-Azerbaijan peace process," Pashinian noted.

"It is good that the basic principles of peace with Azerbaijan have been agreed," he added.

"This happened through the mediation of the head of the European Council Charles Michel as a result of my meetings with Azerbaijan's president in Brussels," Pashinian emphasized.

"The most important bad news is that we still speak different diplomatic languages and very often do not understand each other," Pashinian added.

According to TASS, Pashinian said that Armenia also proposed the exchange of all Armenian prisoners for all Azerbaijani prisoners.

Source: Ihlas News Agency

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