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Despite Azerbaijan's position that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has been resolved, the world doesn’t  agree with this, and the reality is not like that. Ararat Mirzoyan

Despite Azerbaijan's position that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has been resolved, the world doesn’t agree with this, and the reality is not like that. Ararat Mirzoyan

Last week, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, in an interview with Azerbaijani TV channels, threatened to suppress the attempts of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs to address the issue of Nagorno-Karabakh. "They shouldn’t deal with the Karabakh conflict, because it has been solved. We solved it instead of them. Azerbaijan will fail the attempts of the OSCE Minsk Group to deal with the Karabakh conflict. We’ve been a party to this conflict," Aliyev said in particular.  During the Q&A session with the government in the National Assembly, MP of the "Civil Contract" faction Sargis Khandanyan asked how the RA MFA is going to respond to this statement. In response, Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan noted that it's not the first time that the leadership of Azerbaijan makes unconstructive statements, which hinders the discussion of existing problems in a constructive atmosphere and finding acceptable solutions. "However, public statements don't always fully or partially coincide with the approaches discussed in closed rooms. Azerbaijan's position is one thing, reality is one thing, and the position of the international community is another thing. The reality is that, despite the position constantly voiced by Azerbaijan for a year or more that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has been resolved, and there is neither the Nagorno-Karabakh problem nor Nagorno-Karabakh, during this year we have seen that the world completely disagrees with this, and the reality is not like that," Mirzoyan said.
16:54 - 19 January, 2022
PM Pashinyan refers to the agreement on the construction of the Yeraskh-Julfa-Ordubad-Meghri-Horadiz railway

PM Pashinyan refers to the agreement on the construction of the Yeraskh-Julfa-Ordubad-Meghri-Horadiz railway

A regular Cabinet meeting took place today, chaired by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. Before starting the discussion of the agenda, the Prime Minister presented the agreements reached during the trilateral meeting between the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, the President of the European Council Charles Michel and the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev in Brussels on December 15. Below is the complete text of the Prime Minister's speech. "Good morning, dear colleagues, we are starting the work of the regular Cabinet meeting of December 16, 2021. Before referring to the approval of the agenda, I want to say the following. You are aware, I have informed that during the Brussels meeting with the President of Azerbaijan we reaffirmed our decision and agreement on the construction of the Yeraskh-Julfa-Ordubad-Meghri-Horadiz railway. I would like to remind you that this agreement was reached as a result of the discussions of the Armenia-Azerbaijan-Russia trilateral working group on the opening of regional communications, which were Co-chaired by the Deputy Prime Ministers of the three countries. In fact, the agreement was recorded on November 26 during the Sochi meeting mediated by Russian President Vladimir Putin. And now, at the meeting in Brussels, mediated by the President of the EU Council Charles Michel, in fact, all this was recorded. I want to emphasize that the railway will operate in accordance with the internationally accepted border and customs rules, under the principle of reciprocity and under the sovereignty and jurisdiction of the respective countries. Armenia will get access to the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Russian Federation via this railway. Azerbaijan will get a railway connection with the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. I want to draw our attention to the following. If we manage to start a certain and effective dialogue with Turkey, if we manage to achieve the opening of the border and communications, this program can get a much larger scale. That is, in fact, the railway we are talking about exists from Yeraskh to Gyumri, you know that there is also a railway from Gyumri to Kars. But I say all this because we have to start the construction of the railway, of course, before starting the construction there is a lot of work to be done, to design, to announce tenders, to reach agreements. Of course, part of that work has already been done, but now we have to solve this problem with practical, everyday work. Of course, we will hold a consultation in a narrower format in the coming days to further specify our ideas - the timetable and the roadmap. And, of course, our intention and desire is to have that railway as soon as possible. I do not want to overestimate the significance of this agreement and project, but on the other hand, I do not want to underestimate it. This is an important agreement, which, of course, I hope we will properly implemented, which will significantly change the economic, investment, of course, also the political and security environment of the region. And we must also focus on solving this problem in the near future. Of course, I also informed that an agreement has been reached with the President of Azerbaijan that we will continue the contacts, trying to form and formulate common views and approaches to the issues on our agenda. That is, to reach agreements and overcome the existing disagreements. This is all for the introduction."
11:43 - 16 December, 2021
US President Joe Biden's National Security Adviser conveyed the commitment of the United States to peace, security, and prosperity in Armenia and the South Caucasus region

US President Joe Biden's National Security Adviser conveyed the commitment of the United States to peace, security, and prosperity in Armenia and the South Caucasus region

On December 15, the Secretary of the Security Council, Armen Grigoryan, met with US President Joe Biden's National Security Adviser, Jake Sullivan. The White House issued a statement noting that Mr. Sullivan conveyed the commitment of the United States to peace, security, and prosperity in Armenia and the South Caucasus region. "National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan met with National Security Council Secretary Armen Grigoryan of Armenia today. Mr. Sullivan conveyed the commitment of the United States to peace, security, and prosperity in Armenia and the South Caucasus region. He expressed concern over ongoing tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan, and emphasized that military movements near un-demarcated borders are irresponsible and provocative. He welcomed the ongoing communication between the two sides and emphasized the U.S. commitment to continue supporting confidence-building measures and regional reconciliation both bilaterally and as a Minsk Group Co-Chair. Mr. Sullivan welcomed the announcement yesterday that Turkey and Armenia will appoint special envoys to discuss the normalization process. Mr. Sullivan appreciated Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s participation in The Summit for Democracy and underscored our strong cooperation on reform, democratic institution-building, and economic development in Armenia," the statement reads.
10:16 - 16 December, 2021
If there is an unblocking, then only within the logic of control of sovereign infrastructures. Armen Grigoryan

If there is an unblocking, then only within the logic of control of sovereign infrastructures. Armen Grigoryan

The work of the trilateral working group will continue, but, in general, our agenda continues to be one, that there can be no discussions according to international logic. We are ready for unblocking, we are ready to discuss the restoration of those infrastructures that existed during Soviet Union, Secretary of the Security Council of Armenia Armen Grigoryan said this in an interview with "Azatutyun". "We are ready to discuss the roadways that Azerbaijan will provide us to use for communication with other countries, and the ways in which Azerbaijan will be able to communicate with Nakhichevan. It’s not yet possible to formulate agreements, but we believe that the work will continue.It is planned to organize a meeting in the near future, and in case of clarification, if there is any progress, the public will be informed." When asked if it's not possible because Baku wants a corridor, Armen Grigoryan replied that Armenia hasn't discussed and will not discuss the issue according to any corridor logic․ "We continue to state that our discussions should remain completely in the logic of the statements from November 9 and January 11, there can be no question of a corridor". According to Grigoryan, Armenia is constructive in this regard and is ready to promote discussions. In his opinion, Azerbaijan cannot show the political will that will make it possible to promote the agreements reached in Sochi.      
14:03 - 02 December, 2021