Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan addressed the ongoing discussions regarding the potential exchange of enclaves between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Pashinyan confirmed talks had occurred with Baku, emphasizing the need for a peaceful resolution. The proposed options include confirming sovereignty over specific territories or maintaining the current situation under legal validation. Pashinyan highlighted the forthcoming peace treaty as the platform for resolving these issues.
Tensions between the two nations trace back to the early '90s when Armenia occupied Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding regions, recognized internationally as part of Azerbaijan. A significant portion of this territory was reclaimed by Azerbaijan during the 2020 conflict, mediated by Russia, paving the way for normalization.
Recent events include an Azerbaijani anti-terrorism operation in Karabakh, resulting in the surrender of separatist forces. Azerbaijan, now asserting full control in the region, has extended invitations for the Armenian population in Karabakh to integrate into Azerbaijani society.
The dialogue between Armenia and Azerbaijan remains ongoing, with the hope of finding a diplomatic resolution to longstanding territorial disputes.
Source: Anadolu Agency