Speaking at a session of the Armenian Parliament on 14 April, the Armenian prime minister, Nikol Pashinyan outlined his vision for the next steps related to Nagorno-Karabakh, urging MPs to focus on the future.
“I’d like to draw everyone’s attention to the fact that we must speak about the future. The most important part of this conversation about the future is the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh issue. I’d like to underscore that we must bring forward as a political issue, as an issue of negotiations, the issue of the de-occupation of the territory of the Nagorno Karabakh Autonomous Oblast. But I say again, we must term this not as a military issue, but as a negotiations, political issue,” Pashinyan told lawmakers in parliament.
He said they must continue “the realisation of the Remedial Secession formula for Nagorno Karabakh”, Armenpress news agency quoted the prime minister as saying.
Armenpress also reported that Pashinyan stressed that they must draw the attention of the international community on the Armenophobia and hate in Azerbaijan, mentioning the recently opened museum in Azerbaijan where, amongst others, helmets of dead Armenian soldiers were displayed as trophies. Pashinyan called the museum “simply unthinkable”, and the biggest manifestation of hatred and anti-Armenian sentiment in Azerbaijan. He said the international community must see this and that remedial secession is applicable here. He said it should become the core of the future negotiations process.
Pashinyan said he and his government will continue the “selfless and devoted” struggle for a “free, strong and happy” Armenia.