May 29, 2023
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan

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Yerevan accepted Moscow’s proposal to hold a trilateral summit meeting of Armenia, Russia and Azerbaijan. This was announced on Thursday, May 18, by the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan.

During the government meeting, Pashinyan noted that a meeting of the foreign ministers of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan is expected in Moscow on May 19. According to him, the head of the Armenian diplomacy has already left for Moscow. About it writes RIA News.

In addition, Pashinyan said that Yerevan had received a proposal from Moscow to hold a trilateral summit meeting mediated by Russian President Vladimir Putin. He specified that the meeting should take place in the Russian capital on May 25. “And we accepted this offer,” he added.

Earlier, the press secretary of the Russian president said that the trilateral agreements between Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia on Nagorno-Karabakh are today “the only real, realistic basis for resolving” the situation. Their implementation neededhe added. The Kremlin spokesman noted that Moscow considers progress towards the implementation of all the provisions of the agreements uncontested and necessary for everyone.

In September 2020, the long-term conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia escalated in Nagorno-Karabakh. Fighting began there, which lasted 44 days. There were civilian casualties. A truce was reached in November through the mediation of the Russian Federation.

In October 2022, a trilateral meeting of the leaders of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan was also held. As a result, Baku and Yerevan agreed to refrain from using force. However, Armenia and Azerbaijan periodically report incidents at the border.

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