In this extremely difficult period for our Homeland, I have started political consultations with a wide range of political and public circles to discuss current challenges and future plans. Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) President Arayik Haroutyunyan wrote this on Facebook Tuesday morning.
"With their interim results, I see a possibility that we will be able to form halls of power of national accord to combine the efforts of all of us for the security and development of the Homeland and the well-being of the people.
"(…) in this critical and decisive moment, my both hands will always be extended to anyone who is ready and able to lay at least one brick on the wall of the reconstruction of our Homeland," Haroutyunyan added in particular.
On November 9, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, and Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a joint statement on a complete cessation of hostilities— which Azerbaijan had launched on September 27—in and around Artsakh. Accordingly, Russian peacekeepers are deployed in the region to monitor the implementation of the ceasefire and the cessation of hostilities. But this statement also stipulates the handover of part of Artsakh lands to Azerbaijan.