Yerevan and Baku did not reach an agreement on the wording of the statement made following the talks in Brussels, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said at a meeting of the National Assembly during the government hour on May 25.
His remarks came in response to comment on the phrase that "the ethnic Armenian population of Karabakh", voiced by the head of the European Council Charles Michel.
According to the prime minister, the discussions were supported by at least two co-chairing countries of the OSCE Minsk Group.
At the same time, in his joint statement with the President of Russia, the importance of the Karabakh settlement and the use of the potential of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairmanship in this regard is noted.
“Naturally, a very serious discussion took place in Brussels on the Karabakh conflict. And as a result of these discussions, differences in the positions of Armenia and Azerbaijan were recorded,” Pashinyan noted.
These differences, as the head of the Cabinet noted, were discussed publicly. In particular, Baku believes that the Karabakh conflict has been resolved. Armenia is sure that it is not so.
In the context of possible negotiations on the signing of a peace treaty, Baku presented its 5 proposals, and Yerevan presented its observations and agenda.
“It is on this basis that subsequent negotiations should be conducted. The principles proposed by us fix the security and rights of the Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh, as well as the clarification of the final status,” the Prime Minister noted.
Since, according to him, the parties, during the discussions, did not agree on the wording, the head of the European Council decided to express himself what, in his opinion, would include as many elements as possible, reflecting the positions of both sides.
“How well this happened, how accurate it is, is another question. But we have expressed our position, and, of course, there are no changes in this position. We will continue to consistently follow this path,” the head of government said.