Yerevan reacts to Baku’s proposal to see Minsk Group abolition

Yerevan reacts to Baku’s proposal to see Minsk Group abolition

PanARMENIAN.Net - President of the National Assembly Alen Simonyan has declared that Armenia is taking steps aimed at concluding a peace treaty with Azerbaijan.

The speaker of parliament told reporters on Friday, June 7 in response to remarks made by President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, who suggested that both Baku and Yerevan jointly propose to the OSCE the abolition of the Minsk Group.

Simonyan emphasized that talks about the OSCE Minsk Group can take place only after the peace treaty is concluded.

"Once we sign the peace treaty, the issue will be resolved. I believe there will be no need for it (the Minsk Group - Ed.). I don't understand why Aliyev tries to undermine the peace process every time we reach agreements," said Simonyan, according to Armenpress.

Regarding Aliyev's statement about Armenia having "territorial claims against Azerbaijan" under a clause stipulated in the constitution, the Speaker of the National Assembly stated that he could only reiterate the position of the Armenian Foreign Ministry and couldn't add anything.

He emphasized that the Constitution of Armenia is a matter of internal affairs for Armenia. The Government has been discussing the Constitution for a long time, but not in that context.

"We recognized the need for significant global changes after 2018, and we initiated them in 2020," Simonyan said.

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