By Shoghik Galstian and Ruzanna Stepanian
YEREVAN (Azatutyun) — Armenia is ready to sign a nonaggression pact with Azerbaijan and give other “guarantees” to Baku, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said on Sunday, January 28.
“We are ready to give such long-term and irreversible guarantees but expect the same guarantees from others,” he reiterated during an official event to mark the 32nd anniversary of the official establishment of Armenia’s armed forces.
In that context, Pashinyan pointed to a mutual withdrawal of Armenian and Azerbaijani troops from the border between the two countries which has been proposed by Yerevan and categorically rejected by Baku.
“We have also proposed to Armenia a demilitarization of the border and also a mutual mechanism for arms control and also the signing of a nonaggression agreement if it turns out that the signing of a peace treaty takes longer than expected,” he said.
The Azerbaijani government dismissed the proposals on Monday.