28 Nov 2023 14:01

Peace agreement with Baku can be signed within 15 days if there is wish - Armenian parliament speaker

YEREVAN. Nov 28 (Interfax) - Armenia and Azerbaijan can sign a peace agreement within the next 15 days if Baku has political will to do so, Armenian Parliament Speaker Alen Simonyan said.

"If there is a wish, the peace agreement can be signed within the next 15 days if the Azerbaijani authorities actually show political will. By and large, consent has been reached on all fundamental issues, based on international law and the principle of equality," Simonyan told reporters on Tuesday.

There is no agreement on a meeting between Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev at this point, he said.

"Armenia has not rejected any meetings lately. There is no agreement on a meeting [between the heads of state]. Armenia is ready to discuss any proposal of the kind," Simonyan said.

Self-determination of Nagorno-Karabakh is not on Armenia's agenda, he said.

"There is no such item on the Republic of Armenia's agenda," Simonyan said in response to a question on whether he viewed the Karabakh issue and the pursuit of self-determination for Karabakh to be over.

"Armenia fully recognizes the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, including Nagorno-Karabakh," Simonyan said.