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Pashinyan Reveals the Meaning of the ‘Crossroads of Peace’ Initiative in Government Q&A Session


Pashinyan Reveals the Meaning of the ‘Crossroads of Peace’ Initiative in Government Q&A Session

On November 15 government question-and-answer session, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan addressed one of the most intensely debated issues of the past three years: the unblocking of communications. Pashinyan emphasized the significance of the "Crossroads of Peace" project, highlighting its role in visually demonstrating his government’s aspirations.


Over the years, discussions surrounding the unblocking of communications have stirred various actions and controversies both within Armenia and beyond its borders. Prime Minister Pashinyan highlighted the project's political importance, aiming to clarify the nation's objectives.


"During this period, there were various conversations related to the corridor. We introduced parameters into this idea, on which we exclusively held discussions and also expressed our position," stated Pashinyan during the session.


Pashinyan said that while the military and armed forces are crucial for security, the "Crossroads of Peace" project focuses on a broader notion of security that extends beyond military might. He highlighted the inadequacies of traditional security models, metaphorically expressing their approach as repeatedly changing directions without a coherent strategy.


The Prime Minister highlighted the multidimensional aspects of security in the contemporary world, emphasizing that security is not solely reliant on arms but encompasses elements such as communication, economy, culture, and interdependence, all central aspects of the "Crossroads of Peace" project.


Addressing MP Tsovinar Vardanyan's question, Pashinyan illustrated the relevance of relationships in politics, using examples to demonstrate the importance of interpersonal dynamics in political positions.


"Whether the geographical position of the country is advantageous or not depends on its relations with neighbors. Our geographic location has historically been determined by others. It's crucial to determine our geographic position ourselves," Pashinyan remarked, highlighting the need for agency in defining Armenia's geographic role.


Expressing his firm belief in the nation's ability to steer its geographical position and advocating for greater autonomy in this sphere, the Prime Minister concluded by emphasizing the necessity to exert influence in defining Armenia's role within the region.



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