October 15, 2021 - 14:59 AMT
Armenia wants talks with Azerbaijan within OSCE Minsk Group

Peace talks between Armenia and Azerbaijan should be restored under the auspices of the OSCE Minsk Group, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan told an online meeting of the Council of CIS Heads of State, chaired by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.

"In order for Armenia and Azerbaijan to achieve the signing of a peace treaty, it is necessary to restore the negotiation process within the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmanship," Pashinyan said, according to Sputnik Armenia.

The co-chairs, he recalled, have repeatedly noted the need to resume negotiations for the settlement of the Karabakh conflict.

"An important step will be the upcoming arrival of the co-chairs to the region and their visit to Nagorno-Karabakh," Pashinyan added.

He also weighed in on the normalization of relations with Turkey and mentioned Russia's readiness to support possible discussions.

At the same time, Pashinyan noted that the platform of the CIS heads of state is not a place for solving disputes. In this regard, he added that Armenia has filed a lawsuit to the International Court of Justice in The Hague.