Peace treaty can be signed within days if Azerbaijan accepts latest proposals – Speaker

 12:12, 7 December 2023

YEREVAN, DECEMBER 7, ARMENPRESS. The peace treaty can be signed with 5 days if Azerbaijan doesn’t delay the process, Speaker of Parliament Alen Simonyan has said.

“The treaty can be signed within some ten, or five days in case of desire to do so. We’ve sent our sixth proposals, significant work has been done. If the Azerbaijani side doesn’t change anything and doesn’t present new proposals, of course it can be signed within a few days,” Simonyan said when asked on the likelihood of concluding the peace talks by yearend.

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev recently said that peace can be established even without a peace treaty, and cited the example of Russia and Japan.

Speaker Simonyan commented on Aliyev’s remarks, saying that the Azeri leader brought a very bad example.

“I don’t think that the territorial issue which Japan is presenting to Russia, and the issue that we have, are identical. I don’t know why he brought that example, I am honestly surprised. Regarding the peace treaty, yes, peace can be achieved if the Azerbaijani president starts from positive steps, for example, by changing his rhetoric, and coming to the meetings that are being organized in various platforms, and reiterating what he had said during the meetings,” Simonyan said.