May 5, 2022 - 15:41 AMT
Armenia adds Karabakh conflict to Azerbaijan's peace proposal

The Secretary of the Security Council of Armenia Armen Grigoryan has said that Yerevan has sent a 6-point response on the normalization of relations to the 5-point one proposed by Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan in mid-March disclosed the contents of its single-page proposal on normalization of relations with Armenia, which contains five "principles", including "the mutual recognition of sovereignty, territorial integrity, inviolability of international borders and political independence of each other."

"There was nothing unacceptable for Armenia in those 5 points. Armenia says with its 6 points that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict should be resolved in order to have a comprehensive peace agreement," Grigoryan said Thursday, May 5, Pastinfo reports.

"At the moment, our approach is that the two packages – the 5+6 – should be combined, negotiations on the peace agreement should start, so that we can find a long-term solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict."

Grigoryan also weighed in on a statement from Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, who said that "Armenia must officially recognize the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, as well as the fact that it does not have any territorial claims against Azerbaijan, and will not have any in the future either." Otherwise, he threatened, “we will not recognize the territorial integrity of Armenia, we will announce it officially.”

According to the Armenian Security Council chief, such statements do not contribute to the formation of the peace agenda.