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Armenia's Prime Minister Rejects Corridor Logic through Armenia's Territory


Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan

Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has reiterated his country's stance on the transport and economic ties in the region, emphasizing that Armenia is ready to unblock these ties as per the trilateral statement of November 9, 2020. However, the Prime Minister firmly stated that any corridor logic through Armenia's territory is unacceptable.


During a Government session, Pashinyan emphasized that the principles of sovereignty, jurisdiction, reciprocity, and equality of countries should guide the process of unblocking regional transport and economic connections. Armenia is willing to engage in resolving the issues in line with these principles, as laid out in the 2020 trilateral statement.


However, the Prime Minister made it clear that he expects international partners to refrain from using provocative vocabulary employed by Azerbaijan concerning corridor discussions. The rejection of any corridor logic through Armenia's territory has been a consistent stance from the Armenian government, and Pashinyan reiterated this position to avoid further misunderstandings and tensions in the region.


The trilateral statement of November 9, 2020, which was signed by Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Russia, ended the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war and aimed to establish lasting peace and stability in the region. One of the key points of the agreement was the establishment of transport and economic ties between the countries.


Despite the agreement, there have been ongoing discussions and disagreements surrounding the implementation of the transport corridors, especially those passing through Armenia. The issue has been a point of contention in regional relations, and the Prime Minister's recent remarks aim to clarify Armenia's position on the matter.


Armenia remains committed to finding diplomatic solutions based on mutual respect and adherence to international principles.


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