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PM Pashinyan Discusses Border Delimitation, Foreign Relations, and Regional Dynamics


PM Pashinyan Discusses Border Delimitation, Foreign Relations, and Regional Dynamics

In a series of interviews with UK media, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan addressed several key issues, including the ongoing border delimitation process with Azerbaijan, Armenia's relations with international organizations, and the regional geopolitical landscape.


Regarding the border delimitation process, Pashinyan emphasized the importance of moving forward with practical measures to establish the boundaries between Armenia and Azerbaijan. He clarified that the objective is not to draw new borders but to reproduce the pre-existing Soviet-era boundaries. Pashinyan stressed the significance of this process in reducing security risks and fostering stability in the region.

PM Pashinyan Discusses Border Delimitation, Foreign Relations, and Regional Dynamics

Addressing Armenia's relationship with the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), Pashinyan refuted claims that Armenia had taken actions against the organization. He highlighted the need for transparency and accountability within the CSTO and expressed concerns about the organization's effectiveness in fulfilling its responsibilities towards Armenia.


Pashinyan also discussed Armenia's foreign policy orientation, particularly its relations with the West and Russia. He noted that Armenia has always maintained close ties with Western countries and highlighted the country's commitment to democracy and human rights. Additionally, he emphasized the importance of diversifying foreign relations and acknowledged Russia's significant role in the South Caucasus region.

PM Pashinyan Discusses Border Delimitation, Foreign Relations, and Regional Dynamics

On the topic of Armenia's defense capabilities and military acquisitions, Pashinyan underscored the country's commitment to peace and stability. He emphasized that Armenia's military acquisitions are primarily defensive in nature and called for bilateral arms control mechanisms to prevent an arms race in the region. Pashinyan reiterated Armenia's willingness to engage in dialogue with Azerbaijan and reiterated proposals for mutual withdrawal of troops and a non-aggression pact.


In discussing the prospects for peace and socioeconomic development in the region, Pashinyan highlighted the importance of investing in peacebuilding efforts and addressing socioeconomic challenges. He emphasized Armenia's commitment to regional economic development and outlined initiatives aimed at fostering stability and cooperation.

PM Pashinyan Discusses Border Delimitation, Foreign Relations, and Regional Dynamics

Regarding the return of forcibly displaced individuals to Nagorno-Karabakh, Pashinyan acknowledged the challenges and emphasized the need for realistic assessments of the situation. He expressed Armenia's commitment to supporting displaced individuals and creating conducive conditions for their resettlement, while also recognizing the complexities surrounding their return.

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