Armenia ready to sign peace treaty with Azerbaijan

Armenia prime minister, Nikol Pashinyan, said at a meeting with members of the government on Wednesday (9 February) that Armenia was interested and ready to sign a peace treaty with Azerbaijan. 

He noted that a peace agreement with Azerbaijan and the normalisation of relations with Turkey were a primary  objective of the Armenian government. Pashinyan however added that there was  need for negotiations in order to achieve these goals.

Armenian foreign minister, Ararat Mirzoyan, stated earlier that Armenia had positive expectations from the upcoming meeting between the special representatives of Turkey and Armenia: “We hope that this time there will be substantive discussions between the two special representatives, which will be aimed at opening the borders and establishing diplomatic relations. I would like to say that the signals, messages and hints from official Ankara regarding this issue are mostly positive. So are our expectations”.

Source: commonspace.eu with agencies
Photo: Nikol Pashinyan; office of the prime minister of Armenia (archive)

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