The Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan has announced that Armenia has sent Azerbaijan its latest proposals for a peace treaty between the two countries. The proposals were also sent to the OSCE Minsk Group Co-chairing countries.
Speaking at a government meeting on Thursday (16 February), Pashinyan said:
"Yesterday the Republic of Armenia completed the work of yet another stage of the draft treaty on peace and establishment of relations with Azerbaijan, and our proposals are conveyed to the Azerbaijani side. By saying proposals, we must consider the draft of the full document with our proposals. We conveyed the document to the OSCE Minsk Group Co-chairing countries as well."
He said that Armenia is working on a peace treaty that can be signed at any moment, adding that the document must be acceptable to Azerbaijan too. "The document should contain such a logic of agreements, such a system of checks and balances that will exclude any scenario of violation of a lasting and stable peace," Pashinyan said. "The meaning of this is that the signing of the document must not transform – as absurd as this may sound, such scenario could happen - into a war based already on a peace treaty, but on the contrary, it should truly mean lasting peace."
"We hope that we will be able to develop some progress observed following the results of three rounds of negotiations. The signing of the document should not turn into a war, but really mean a lasting peace. I note once again that I am ready to sign a peace agreement, I am ready to take on such a responsibility," he added.