9 Jun 2021 14:18

Pashinyan to formally offer Baku to exchange his son for Armenian prisoners

YEREVAN. June 9 (Interfax) - Acting Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan will officially offer Azerbaijan to exchange his son for all Armenian prisoners.

"I have tasked the relevant agencies with relaying my prisoner swap proposal to Azerbaijan," Pashinyan said in the course of his election campaign in the Shirak region of Armenia.

Pashinyan said that his son, Ashot, was ready "to go to Baku as a hostage in exchange for the return of all Armenian prisoners of war."

"Do not think this is the only way to return the prisoners. Energetic work is being done to this end," Pashinyan said.

Pashinyan said on Tuesday he was ready to exchange his son for all prisoners held by Azerbaijan.

Serzh Sargsyan, former Armenian President and head of the Republican Party, which runs in the early parliamentary elections in Armenia as part of the bloc called I Have the Honor, said that Pashinyan should exchange his son for the Armenian prisoners instead of saying they could wait for a couple more months.

Pashinyan's son said on Facebook he "is ready to go Azerbaijan in the status of a hostage or some other status on condition of the return of prisoners of war."