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Much has happened after the resignation of the former co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, Matthew Bryza, said Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, commenting on the statement by Bryza on the negotiation process and the role of Pashinyan in it.

The Prime Minister noted that his statement made on August 5 at a rally in Stepanakert that ‘Artsakh is Armenia and that’s it’ caused a flurry of comments. 

“But even earlier, in March, I said that it was necessary to obtain exhaustive information about what the Madrid principles mean, what is the amplitude of the opportunities they provided, in particular in terms of status. Only then can we say whether they are acceptable or not,” he noted.

Any decision should be acceptable for the peoples of Armenia, Artsakh, and Azerbaijan, the prime minister noted.

“I was the first head of Armenia who expressed such a position on the acceptability of the decision for the people of Azerbaijan,” he said adding that they expect Azerbaijan to respond in the same way.

Touching upon the resignation of Matthew Bryza, much has happened after his resignation.

The Prime Minister noted that Armenia is ready to continue talks, and Armenia and Artsakh will not make concessions under pressure and threats. 

“We are ready for constructive talks. We want to reach a settlement, and not pretend that we are working,” he added.

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