January 13, 2021 - 11:14 AMT
Armenia Prosecutor General raises POW swap in Moscow meeting

Armenian Prosecutor General Artur Davtyan has raised the issue of the exchange of Nagorno-Karabakh prisoners of war at a meeting with colleagues from Russia and Azerbaijan, Igor Krasnov and Kamran Aliyev, respectively, the press secretary of the Prosecutor General's Office Arevik Khachatryan said on Facebook Tuesday, January 12 .

At the meeting in Moscow, Davtyan has stressed the importance of the urgent implementation of Point 8 of the trilateral statement on Karabakh, the early return of Armenian prisoners of war and other persons held in Azerbaijan, and the provision of guarantees to ensure their rights before that happens.

According to the Armenian Prosecutor General, the return of prisoners of war and civilians will become an important guarantee of the implementation of other agreements reached within the trilateral statement and the consolidation of peace in the region.

Davtyan has also stressed the need to ensure the security of the region and fight against terrorists.

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on January 11 met with Russian and Azerbaijani Presidents Vladimir Putin and Ilham Aliyev on Moscow. The three signed a statement on their plans to unblock transport and economic communications in the region.