20 Jul 2023 11:37

Pashinyan says his meeting with Aliyev in Brussels yielded no result

YEREVAN. July 20 (Interfax) - Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has said that his meeting with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in Brussels on July 15 failed to yield results.

"My trilateral meeting with the president of Azerbaijan and the head of the European Council took place in Brussels on July 15. Unfortunately, it provided no specific results in terms of reopening the Lachin corridor and resolving the humanitarian crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh," Pashinyan said at a government meeting on Thursday.

He emphasized the need to draw broader international attention to the humanitarian crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh.

"Baku continues its rhetoric of threats against Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh. Its underlying goal is to carry out ethnic cleansing in Nagorno-Karabakh," Pashinyan said.

"Forming an international mechanism for dialogue between Stepanakert and Baku is the most constructive scenario for resolving the situation, and it is necessary to make every effort to this end," Pashinyan said.

The dialogue between Baku and Stepanakert cannot be effective without the international community's involvement, he said.

Despite the absence of specific results, "it is necessary to continue negotiations and to undertake active efforts to find mutually acceptable solutions," Pashinyan said.

The delimitation of the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan should be conducted in line with the 1991 Almaty declaration, and "a detailed cartographic basis for this work should be provided in the upcoming period," Pashinyan said.