Speaker of Parliament presents Armenia’s red lines in talks with Azerbaijan
YEREVAN, JUNE 1, ARMENPRESS. Armenian Speaker of Parliament Alen Simonyan has ruled out signing a peace treaty with Azerbaijan that would envisage Armenia’s sovereign territory to be less than 29,800 square kilometers. He also ruled out providing Azerbaijan with any corridor through territory of Armenia.
“We rule out signing a peace treaty with a territory less than 29,800 square kilometers. We have voiced the number of 29,800 square kilometers, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia has drawn a red line from the National Assembly rostrum, and we brought the 29,800 square kilometers into the agenda. I can say the same about the corridor, we have numerously said that there won’t be a corridor, there can’t be such thing, we have excluded that narrative and drawn a red line for us,” Simonyan said at a press briefing.
Asked whether Armenia considers any specific international actor as guarantor for a peace treaty, Simonyan said that all centers that hosted the talks have expressed readiness to be guarantors.
“What we will get is another matter,” Simonyan said, adding that the possible guarantors should fulfill their functions. He said that he is not satisfied with the 9 November 2020 statement. “I am not satisfied with the 9 November statement, and I am sure the people of Armenia are also not satisfied with it in terms of both the statements and actions of our partners,” Simonyan said.