February 20
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YEREVAN. – Armenian PM said there is no arrangement on meeting Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev at the moment.

He was asked about a possible meeting during the Munich security conference that is scheduled for early  February.

According to Pashinyan, there is no arrangement, but it cannot be ruled out, and the matter is under discussion.

The Prime Minister recalled that he had spoken with Ilham Aliyev on the margins of the CSTO meeting in St. Petersburg on December 20.

“I find this kind of communication useful. If there is a reason to communicate, to discuss something, it is not harmful, it is useful,” Pashinyan noted.

At the same time, he stated that while speaking at a joint meeting of the Security Councils of Armenia and Artsakh, he outlined the topics.

“At the moment, there is no document on the table. We must work together to approach the stage of substantive discussions. But the current stage must be used effectively. I believe that it was not very this way, for subjective and objective reasons. On the Azerbaijani side, there is no statement (adequate to my statement) that any settlement should be acceptable to the peoples of Armenia, Artsakh and Azerbaijan,” Pashinyan noted. “We are ready for constructive, normal work, no matter how difficult it may be.”

The PM added that this both a personal responsibility of the Presidents of Artsakh and Azerbaijan, the Prime Minister of Armenia, and a shared responsibility as well.

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