I find it strange that people use platforms that were created for peace to incite hostility, instigate wars, escalate tension and intensify conflicts.

The Prime Minister of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan, on Thursday noted the abovementioned, as he responded to the queries at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), in Strasbourg, France. He noted this when responding to a Ukrainian delegate’s remark that Armenia permanently votes against United Nations resolutions condemning Russia’s annexation of Crimea.

“I believe that we must remain within the framework of dialogue, no matter what; I do not think that violence is the solution to any conflict,” Pashinyan added. “International platforms and forums must be used for their intended purpose, and we are doing our best. I am not certain that we always succeed, because we often find that our friends are on different sides of a conflict, and it is hard for us to choose between two friends. We are sometimes forced to make a choice, but globally our choice is pro-peace, pro-dialogue, pro-stability and pro-development.”