12:22, 16 November 2023
YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 16, ARMENPRESS. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has explained why Armenia is not signing a peace treaty with Azerbaijan when, as he said earlier, the principles of the treaty are agreed upon.
“By and large the reason is the distrust between the sides, because every time, we see in Azerbaijan’s statements and certain actions, and perhaps they see in ours, intentions to abandon agreements and plan aggressive actions, which negatively impacts the text work of the peace treaty,” Pashinyan said.
He said that several other key issues are yet to be clarified, one of which is the development of a mechanism for overcoming the possible misinterpretations of the content of the peace treaty.
“Unfortunately that’s the reality, that sometimes every sentence can be interpreted differently, therefore we must have very clear interpretations as to how we will overcome it in case of differing interpretations. The other [issue] is the creation of security guarantees, so that no escalation will be possible after the signing of the peace treaty,” Pashinyan said.
PM Pashinyan said his administration intends to intensify diplomatic and political work to overcome these issues.