October 14, 2021 - 17:28 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - The secretary of the Security Council of Armenia, Armen Grigoryan, has categorically rejected plans for the creation of a new corridor in the country's south.
The Azerbaijani side has on multiple occasions spoken about a so-called "corridor" through the southern Armenian province of Syunik that would connect Nakhijevan to the rest of Azerbaijan. The Armenian side, however, has repeatedly denied being involved in negotiations for the provision of a corridor to Azerbaijan, stressing that they have only agreed to unblock transport communications in the region.
In an interview with Tasnim in Yerevan, Grigoryan said the latest war in Nagorno-Karabakh paved the way for the presence of terrorists in the region: “We have always warned others about these issues. But warnings offered by Armenia did not help in preventing terrorists and armed people from entering the region.”
Grigoryan said the issue of unblocking the roads and economic routes of the region has been cited in the November statement and has also been discussed in the trilateral meeting of the leaders of Armenia, Russia and the Republic of Azerbaijan, held in Russia on January 11.
“I’d like to emphasize confidently that neither the two statements nor the meetings have made any reference to a corridor,” the Armenian official stated.
“I want to make it clear that Armenia has never proposed, and will not propose anything about the corridor, and it has never held and will not hold negotiations about the corridor."