There is no agreed draft peace treaty as of Monday 29 May - Pashinyan

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has stated that, as of Monday 29 May, there is no agreed draft peace treaty between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Speaking at a joint session of the National Assembly committees on the performance of the 2022 Armenian state budget, Prime Minister Pashinyan said, "there was a discussion there about whether it is possible to sign a peace treaty on 1 June", referring to the upcoming meeting between Pashinyan and the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in Moldova on Thursday, but said that Armenia has "not yet received Azerbaijan's comments on its proposals regarding the peace treaty forwarded to Azerbaijan before the talks in Washington".

Armenia and Azerbaijan held four days' of talks in the US capital at the start of May, about which you can read more here.

"If I remember correctly, it is already the fourth edition of the peace treaty," Pashinyan said. "We have forwarded the fourth edit; as of now, we still have not received their comments. Therefore, as of now, I can say that there is no agreed draft [peace treaty] that could be signed," he added.

Prime Minister Pashinyan and President Aliyev will meet in the Moldovan capital Chisinau on Thursday (1 June) at the second summit of the European Political Community. They will be joined by the European Council President Charles Michel, French President Emmanuel Macron, and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

source: with agencies