Peace is possible if we acknowledge that 29,800 square kilometers area constitutes territory of Republic of Armenia - PM
YEREVAN, APRIL 18, ARMENPRESS. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has said that peace is possible if Armenia itself will clearly acknowledge that it recognizes the 29,800 square kilometers area, more specifically the territory of the former Armenian SSR, as constituting the Republic of Armenia.
“Peace is possible if we, in all our international relations, clearly record not just for today but also for the future, that we recognize the Republic of Armenia as 29,800 square kilometers territory, more specifically the territory of the Armenian SSR, where we gained independence in 1991. And not only don’t we have any territorial claims towards any other country, but we will never have any,” Pashinyan said in parliament during debates of the 2022 report of the government action plan.
PM Pashinyan added that if this idea isn’t recorded and transformed into a social psychology of the society, no one will allow Armenia to develop, because no one will deal with the idea that Armenia is developing and getting stronger.
“Furthermore, in such case, not only will not allowing our development be the task of the agenda for others, but also not allowing the existence of our state, at least. And in this situation no one will help us,” Pashinyan warned.
Pashinyan said that the strategic goal of the development agenda must be the harmonious and peaceful life with the regional environment, with security and prosperity of the country as the goal. This is possible if others also adopt the same strategy. Pashinyan said that Armenia can be the first to do so. PM Pashinyan stressed that doing so doesn’t mean forgetting the history of Armenia, but rather changing the perspective of perception of history.