Armenia proposes Azerbaijan signal a non-aggression pact | EUROtoday

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The Prime Minister of Armenia, Nikol Pashinin, declared immediately that he has proposed Azerbaijan signal a non-aggression pact because of the lack of progress within the preparation of a peace treaty.

In a speech on the event of Army Day, Pashinin recalled that Armenia has already proposed varied measures to construct belief and assure the safety of each events that up to now haven’t obtained a constructive response from the neighboring nation.

Among these measures, he detailed, is the mutual withdrawal of troops and the demilitarization of the border.

“In addition, (we proposed) a mutual arms control mechanism and the signing of a non-aggression pact, if it turns out that the signing of the peace treaty will take longer than expected,” he acknowledged.

Pashinin insisted that Armenia has no territorial claims and is keen to provide “durable and irreversible” ensures on this regard, however he expects Bak to do the identical.

Likewise, he assured that Yerevan will proceed the reforms within the Armed Forces to have a “strong and prepared” military, one of many key components of the sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of the Republic of Armenia.

Two weeks in the past, Pashinin already revealed a part of the safety proposals introduced to Azerbaijan and expressed the incomprehension of the angle of the neighboring nation.

“The problem that causes us concern is that Azerbaijan, on the one hand, claims to strengthen its army, calls into question the territorial integrity of Armenia, and on the other hand, denounces that Armenia buys weapons from France and India. “This would not make sense,” said.

He criticized that Azerbaijan denies Armenia the possibility of developing its Army, and “which means that calls into query Armenia’s proper to its existence. This is unacceptable”.

“Sometimes, after we see Azerbaijan’s proposals, now we have the impression that it’s attempting to create a doc that legitimizes future wars. This is just not logical. If we sincerely wish to obtain peace, it’s essential to debate all these points,” he added.

Also the head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, expressed this week his concern about the “current territorial claims” of the Azerbaijani president, Ilham Aliyev, about Armenia.

“Any violation of Armenia’s territorial integrity will likely be unacceptable and may have critical penalties for our relationship with Azerbaijan,” he warned.