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We have adopted the principle that "the border passes where it passes." Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan stated this at Thursday’s Cabinet meeting of the Armenian government.

"This is a very important principle because if we were to follow the logic that by deviating from this principle we should create a new border line [with Azerbaijan], it would mean that we are creating a permanent source of escalation [of tension] and military conflicts. By specifying this principle of ours, that we say that ‘the border passes where it passes,’ we have essentially, if not eliminated, at least considerably reduced the context of escalation," said the Armenian PM.

And commenting on the border delimitation in Kirants village of Armenia’s Tavush Province, Pashinyan said: "Why do we have certain problems in the Kirants sector? Because we have adopted the principle that 'the border passes where it passes.' This principle is valid for all sectors of the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan. With this, we create a [border] delimitation formula that should work for the entire delimitation process. This means that the delimitation process becomes maximally predictable."

To note, the Armenian PM's office had told Armenpress that the three coordinates of Kirants village were located by computer, and the border markers of these three coordinates will be installed later. The others are already installed.

But the residents of Kirants village had raised their voice of protest, considering this border delimitation process as a serious threat to their security.

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