Secretary of the Security Council of Armenia, Armen Grigoryan, is attending the 11th international meeting of high-ranking representatives coordinating security issues, in the Moscow region of Russia, during which he delivered an address.
In his speech, the Security Council head addressed international and regional security challenges, the Office of the Security Council of Armenia informs Armenian News-NEWS.am.
He spoke about Armenia and Azerbaijan’s recognition of each other's territorial integrity on the basis of the Alma Ata declaration of 1991, and presented the challenges that Azerbaijan poses to the territorial security of Armenia.
At the same time, Grigoryan reflected the establishment of a checkpoint by Azerbaijan on April 23 in the Lachin corridor, an area of responsibility of the Russian peacekeeping mission, stressing that this is a gross violation of the tripartite statement of November 9, 2020, by which Azerbaijan seeks to subject the population of Nagorno-Karabakh to Armenian ethnic cleansing. In this context, the head of the Security Council of Armenia emphasized the need to launch an international mechanism for ensuring the rights and security of the Nagorno-Karabakh population, as well as to send international observers to Nagorno-Karabakh and the Lachin corridor.
In the final part of his address, Armen Grigoryan stressed that Armenia was taking steps to normalize relations with Turkey, and expressed hope that the normalization of these relations will advance more intensively.