Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan joined Artsakh President Bako Sahakyan in honoring fallen soldiers in Stepanakert (Photo: Press service of the Government of Armenia)
STEPANAKERT, Artsakh (A.W.)—Armenia’s newly elected Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan reaffirmed his belief on Wednesday that Artsakh’s authorities must be included in the negotiations in the Artsakh peace process.
“I am ready to negotiate with the President of Azerbaijan within the framework of the [Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe] OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs, but I believe that the format of the negotiations is flawed as long as one of the sides of the conflict—the Artsakh leadership—is not a part of the negotiations,” Pashinyan said during a meeting with Artsakh President Bako Sahakyan in Stepanakert.
A day earlier, during his address to National Assembly before being elected, Pashinyan had promised to continue the peaceful negotiations and had stressed that it is vital for Artsakh to become an active part of the peace process and join the negotiation “as indicated by a decision of the [Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe] OSCE Minsk Group leaders.”