Our policy regarding our brothers and sisters forcibly displaced from Nagorno-Karabakh is as follows: in the conditions when they do not have an objective opportunity to return to Nagorno-Karabakh, we must do everything to ensure that they remain in Armenia. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced this at Thursday’s Cabinet meeting of the Armenian government.
"I must report with satisfaction that we analyze and see that there is no [more] flow of displaced persons from Nagorno-Karabakh from Armenia; that is, there are no phenomena of emigration. In the first days, there was quite a disturbing number of people [from Karabakh] going [from Armenia], but we assumed that in most cases, people just visit on the invitation of relatives [abroad] and return [to Armenia]," he said.
According to Pashinyan, the situation has stabilized in that respect. The head of the Armenian government considered this an important signal in terms of evaluating the results of the policy implemented by them.
"Let my words not be interpreted as if we have completely solved the problems of those people. At some point, our policies being conducted towards the [Armenian] people forcibly displaced from Nagorno-Karabakh and the residents of Armenian should become identical," said Nikol Pashinyan.