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Ruling Civil Contract MP Vahe Ghalumyan: Four Villages of Tavush Are Azerbaijani, They Do Not Belong to Armenia, They Should Be Returned


Ruling Civil Contract MP Vahe Ghalumyan: Four Villages of Tavush Are Azerbaijani, They Do Not Belong to Armenia, They Should Be Returned

Ruling Civil Contract MP Vahe Ghalumyan from Tavush province expressed strong views regarding the ownership of four villages in the Tavush region, stating unequivocally that they belong to Azerbaijan and not to the Republic of Armenia (RA). In a recent interview with 24news.am, Ghalumyan emphasized that these villages should be returned as per international law, adding fuel to the ongoing debate over border demarcation between Armenia and Azerbaijan.



Ghalumyan reiterated that no promises were made regarding the transfer of territories from Baghanis and Berkaber, emphasizing the need for a commission to address the demarcation process in Tavush. He stressed that these four villages have historically been inhabited by Azerbaijanis and are not currently occupied by Armenians. The MP highlighted the agricultural nature of the disputed territories, contrasting them with the uninhabited areas mentioned by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.


Addressing concerns about potential complications arising from the transfer of these villages, Ghalumyan acknowledged the impact on nearby communities like Verin Voskepar, particularly in terms of infrastructure and accessibility.


Regarding Artsvashen, another village under Azeri threat, Ghalumyan revealed that the resolution process would commence from Tavush province. However, he admitted that no guarantees could be given regarding its return, adding a layer of uncertainty to the situation.


Meanwhile, opposition “I have honor” faction MP Tigran Abrahamyan lambasted the Armenian authorities for acquiescing to Azerbaijan's demands regarding the withdrawal from the four border villages. Abrahamyan argued that Armenia stood to gain nothing from these concessions and warned against the potential repercussions, including the looming threat of war with Azerbaijan.


Dismissing Prime Minister Pashinyan's cautionary statements about the risk of conflict, Abrahamyan criticized the government's approach, citing previous instances where Armenian concessions to Azerbaijan had only led to further instability and conflict.


Amidst the lack of consensus on border maps, Abrahamyan cautioned that the transfer of villages to Azerbaijan would not facilitate the demarcation process, raising concerns about Armenia's territorial integrity and long-term security.

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