Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan stated that there is no agreed draft peace agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan, which could be signed in Chisinau on June 1. According to him, Armenia has not yet received Azerbaijan’s comments on its draft proposals. He also called the results of the trilateral meeting with the presidents of Russia and Azerbaijan on May 25 in Moscow unsatisfactory.
“On June 1, Chisinau will host a five-sided meeting between the Prime Minister of Armenia, the President of Azerbaijan, the Head of the European Council, the President of France and the German Chancellor. As for signing a peace agreement with Azerbaijan at this meeting, I must say that we have not yet received comments from Azerbaijan on our proposals on the draft peace agreement,” Nikol Pashinyan said during a speech in parliament (quoted by Interfax).
Mr. Pashinyan noted that the fourth edition of the peace agreement is being discussed now. “Consequently, at the moment I can say that there is no agreed draft that could be signed,” he said.
Earlier, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said that the parties may soon sign a peace agreement if Yerevan does not change its position on the territorial issue. In May, Nikol Pashinyan announced his readiness to recognize Nagorno-Karabakh as part of Azerbaijan. On May 25, the parties announced the settlement of the territorial dispute. In exchange, Mr. Pashinyan asked for guarantees of the rights and security of the Armenians residing in the region.